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Youth Drug Alcohol Prevention and Education Program (Y-DAP)

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.

Y-DAP Clinical Staff

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How does the program work?

  • A total of 8-9 hours of prevention education services are required
  • If under 18, parents are required to participate throughout the program

When does the Y-DAP program meet?

Step #1 - Assessment
All participants must attend a 60 minute registration/assessment appointment before they can begin classes. Payment in full is required at this appointment.

Step #2 - Saturday Class

  • Groups will meet from 9am to 1pm for individuals aged 17 and younger
  • Groups will meet from 2pm to 6pm for individuals aged 18 and older

Step #3 - Wednesday (17 and younger ) or Thursday Class (18 and older)

  • Groups will meet from 6pm to 9pm
  • 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.

 

The Y-DAP program is overseen by the YAIP Board in Jefferson County.  This board holds quarterly meetings that are open to the public. The board meetings for 2017 are: January 12th, April 6th, July 13th, and October 19th.  All meetings start at noon.  

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the Y-DAP 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.

"The Y-DAP answers to the YAIP Board. The board meetings are open to the public and are located in the Jefferson County Courthouse each quarter. The board meeting dates for 2015 are set for January 8th, April 9th, July 9th, and October 8th."

What is the cost?

The cost of the program is $165.00 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.

How do I begin?

Just call the Y-DAP coordinator at (303)-456-0600 ext. 138. Please speak clearly and leave a detailed voicemail with your name, phone number, and date of birth.

  • In some cases, it is your responsibility to complete the program before your court date listed on the citation.
  • Typically, your intake assessment appointment will occur within two weeks of contacting the program coordinator.
  • You must register, pay, and complete an assessment before you can attend the 2 required classes.
When does the Y-DAP program meet?

Step #1 - Assessment

  • All participants must attend a 60 minute registration/assessment appointment before they can begin classes. Payment in full is required at this appointment.

Step #2 - Saturday Class

  • Groups will meet from 9am to 1pm for individuals aged 17 and younger.
  • Groups will meet from 2pm to 6pm for individuals aged 18 and older.

Step #3 - Wednesday (17 and younger) or Thursday Class (18 and older)

  • Groups will meet from 6pm to 9pm.
  • 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.
What happens if I do not participate?
  • You may be required to pay fines that exceed the cost of Y-DAP
  • Your drivers license may be subject to revocation
  • You may have to fulfill other court imposed conditions including community service and education programs
Why Participate?

If you complete the program, your 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.

How does the program work?
  • A total of 8-9 hours of prevention education services are required.
  • If under 18, parents are required to participate throughout the program.
Who is eligible?

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

  • alcohol possession/consumption offense
  • possession of drug paraphernalia offense
  • misdemeanor drug-related offenses
What is Y-DAP?

Jefferson County’s Youth Drug Alcohol Prevention and Education Program (Y-DAP) 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.