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Alcohol & Marijuana Level 2

The Dakota County Attorney’s Alcohol & Marijuana Level 2 Youth Accountability Program is designed to appropriately deal with violations by juveniles of alcohol and marijuana possession laws by emphasizing education, prevention, and communication.

This program is an alternative to court for juveniles who have been apprehended a second time for illegal use of alcohol or marijuana.  The program is designed to help youth learn new positive thinking skills and methods to lower the risk of continued use of alcohol and possible use of FactsAboutDangerousDrugs.pdfmore dangerous drugs.

Program basics
In a four-class series, the juvenile will be educated on the consequences of drug and alcohol use. They will learn new positive thinking skills by recognizing their patterns of thinking and feeling, and how that influences their behavior.

Juveniles must attend all four classes. At least one parent must attend the program with their child. Program fee payment is required. The juvenile must complete all conditions of the program which may include in-class assignments, exercises and urinalysis tests.

Completion of the program
After completing the program, the juvenile will not lose his/her driver’s license for 30 days and the citation will be dismissed.

For more information, see the Dakota County Attorney’s Alcohol & Marijuana Level 2 Youth Accountability Program brochure.

Last updated: 11/12/2012 10:27 AM