Bar News - February 19, 2010
New Diversion Program in Hillsborough County
The Alcohol/Drug Diversion and Education (ADDE) Program is a voluntary, first-time offender program that is offered to individuals, ages 16 and over, who have been arrested for alcohol/drug related violation(s) and or misdemeanor(s) that are non-driving offenses. The ADDE Program seeks to provide early intervention and education to participant through and education based model. It also holds participants responsible for their choices, resulting in increased awareness of the consequences of their actions.
The complete program costs $400. Prior to being eligible to attend, the participant must pay $100 toward the $400 fee. The remaining balance must be paid before completing the ADDE program, which consists of:
Case Management: The participant must meet weekly, or more frequently as required, with an assigned case manager who will provide direction and assistance throughout the ADDE Program.
Urinalysis/Drug Testing: The participant must submit to random/regular urinalysis alcohol/drug testing. A minimum of four consecutive clean and undiluted tests are required to complete the program.
Educational Classes: The participant must complete the 12-hour PRIME for Life: Risk Reduction educational program.
Correctional Component: The participant must complete a tour of a correctional facility and write a 250-word response on their experience.
Community Service: The participant must complete eight hours of community service supervised by the assigned case manager.