The AB-541 Program is a 3-month first-offender driving-under-the-influence program aimed towards the education of those persons subjected to court discipline for alcohol related violations of the California Vehicle Code, to reduce recidivism and to demonstrate the benefit of a life of sobriety.
The Participant needs to do the following steps to enroll, participate and complete the program:
Enrollment.—Participant need to call this office (818 716 0188) to schedule an appointment for enrollment, the enrollment takes about one hour. During the enrollment the participant will be given a schedule to attend all program activities. Participant needs to bring the paper work from Court, DMV or other referring agency indicating he/she needs to attend the program. Arrangements for payment of program fee will be done at this time.
NOTE, You must enroll within 21 days from your last day in court. (If participants do NOT enroll WITHIN 21 days, they must then return to court, and ask for an extension)
NOTE, Participants may enroll as (Administrative PER SE) in seeking to complete this program, prior to being convicted of said offence. To fulfill this requirement, participants must bring with them; Pink licensed issued by law enforcement at time of arrest or DMV record also known as (H6) Program Participation—Participant needs to complete the five components described below.
Completion—Upon completion of all five Program components, the Participant will be given all the necessary documentation to present to court and/or to DMV as proof of Program completion. There are five components needed to complete the program
1. Education Component. Six weekly sessions of two hours each. These classes are available as follows: Monday, 8:15 pm to 10:15 pm, English Thursday, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, English Friday, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Spanish
2. Group Component. Nine weekly sessions of two hours each. These classes are available as follows: Monday, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, English Monday, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Spanish Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, English Tuesday, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, English Wednesday, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, English Wednesday, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, English Friday, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Spanish Saturday, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, English
3. Face to Face Meetings. Three individual interviews. One meeting of one hour at time of enrollment. Two meeting of half hour each, one at the middle of the program and one at the end. These meetings are available Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm.
4. Self-Help Meetings.
Six sessions of Alcoholic Anonymous meetings, (or similar). For information on these meeting call (818) 988-3001 or you may access the following web site: http://www.sfvaa.org
The fee for the program is $ 560.00. Participants have the option to pay the full amount during intake or make arrangements to make weekly payments
The following payment terms may be arranged at time of enrollment: $ 70.00 at enrollment time $ 35.00 per class (14 payments).
NOTE : All fees must be paid in full upon completion (No exceptions)