Jefferson County

Youth Alcohol Intervention Program (YAIP)

If you have been issued a citation for an alcohol possession/consumption offense, a possession of drug paraphernalia offense, or a misdemeanor drug related offense, and if you are a first time offender under the age of 21, you may be eligible to avoid the court process and the possible consequences of conviction by attending a specially designed education program.

This program DOES NOT apply to DUI, DWAI, or WEAPONS related alcohol or drug offenses.

YAIP Clinical Staff

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YAIP Frequently Asked Questions:

1- What is YAIP?

Jefferson County’s Youth Alcohol Intervention Program (YAIP) is a drug and alcohol prevention and education program for adolescents, young adults, and families. It also provides an opportunity to have your charges dismissed and no criminal/juvenile record showing a conviction for the offense.

2- Who is eligible?

Anyone under the age of 21 years old that is a first time offender with:

3- How does the program work?

4- Why Participate?

If you complete the program, charges may be dismissed. (Program does not apply to DUI, DWAI, or weapons-related alcohol or drug offenses.) You may avoid having a criminal/juvenile record of this offense if the charge is dismissed. Upon satisfactory completion, you will be provided a certificate which you will then need to present in court. 

5- What happens if I do not participate?

6- When does the YAIP program meet?

Step #1 - Assessment

Step #2 - Saturday Class

Step #3 - Wednesday or Thursday Class

An additional session may be required for participants based on their assessment scores. Participants or their parent/guardian may request this additional session at no cost.

7- How do I begin?

Just call the YAIP coordinator for DFTC at (303)-456-0600 ext. 138.

8- What is the cost?

The cost of the program is $130.00 and is due in full at the time of the assessment. We accept cash and credit/debit cards. You are responsible to pay this cost as a condition of the program. Reduced rates are available for participants who are currently enrolled in the Jefferson County free meal program. Proof of participation is required.

9- Where are the YAIP assessments and classes held?

The assessment and classes are done at DFTC’s Wheat Ridge location. They are located at 4891 Independence Street, Suite #165, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. Click here for a map.


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