Floyd County Alcohol & Drug Department
The Floyd County Alcohol & Drug Department is certified by the Indiana Office of Court Services to provide court administered alcohol and drug services. Our current four year certification became effective January 2019.The Program operates under the jurisdiction of the Floyd County Superior Court 2, the Hon. Judge James B. Hancock presiding.
Professional Services program is certified to accept referrals within the criminal justice system and accept Interstate and Intrastate transfers. The program provides the Courts with assessment, education, case-management and referral services. Interventionists keep the courts or referral agencies apprised of compliance and offer alcohol and drug testing. Our goal is to assist the community in addressing substance abuse related intervention, prevention, treatment and law enforcement initiatives.
Substance abuse is a persistent threat in our society that seriously diminishes one’s ability to interact on a positive level with loved ones, peers, employer/employees and the community at large. Our objective is to reduce this threat by assisting participants in changing the quality of their lives. Interventionists identify problem areas in the client’s life through an assessment of their individual needs and offer support to help maintain a healthy change in lifestyle and reduce re-entering into the criminal justice system. Professional Services provides appropriate intervention and/or treatment referrals as an adjunct to or in lieu of purely punitive sentencing, by more effectively reducing the threat of re-offending posed by substance abuse offenders.
Meeting times and location:
Monday 9 AM to 11 AM
2 hours held in the Assembly Room - 3rd Floor- 6 Weeks
Wednesday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
2 Hours held in the Floyd County Courtroom - 4th Floor- 6 Weeks
About Prime for Life
Prime for Life is a research based program developed by Prevention Research Institute (PRI), a non profit education organization headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky. The content of prime for Life is based on multi-disciplinary research and contains over 900 bibliographical references.
For more than 15 years, Prime for Life has been tested and developed. Its content is carefully selected to achieve specific attitudinal and behavior change. Information is presented objectively and persuasively using documented research findings rather than opinion, exaggerations or scare tactics.
Prime for Life is typically taught for 12-20 hours and includes a student’s self assessment, individual and group activities.
We would not be so naïve as to suggest that Prime for Life will eliminate the drinking and driving problem. It will not. With new information, support and time, many DUI offenders are willing to explore new beliefs, and change behaviors—if the information presented is valid, the support is genuine and the benefits are clear.
Sometimes it seems nothing makes a difference with DUI offenders and the heartbreak they cause. They drink; they drive; and they drink and drive again. Unfortunately, no single solution for the problem of drinking and driving exists. Research does show, however, that a combination of a carefully designed education/therapeutic experience and sanctions can be an effective approach for addressing the problem and reducing recidivism.
To provide the DUI offender with the necessary sanctions, we rely on the legal system and its guidelines.
To provide the DUI offender with the necessary education, we rely on programs with proven impact....Prime for Life and the Flex Module Program designed by the Change Company.