"Deferred Entry of Judgement (DEJ) Penal Code 1000"


Deferred Entry of Judgment ("DEJ") Penal Code 1000 PC, allows eligible participants the opportunity to be "diverted" out of the criminal court system and into a alcohol/drug treatment program upon the participation of attending outside self-help support groups and a completion a total of twenty continuous weeks that consists of the following groups of substance abuse education, self-awareness, health and wellness, and relapse prevention. Participants are required to attend 18 groups, one in-take and one exit require for program completion.

  1. First week: Intake [one hour paperwork before class] and two self-help meetings (also known as 12-step support groups)- Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous etc.
  2. 18 weeks: One group session of 2.5 hour with DTFS and one self-help support meeting weekly.
  3. Final week: Exit session, [one hour paper work before class time] and to prepare an exit plan.

Topics include but are not limited to:

It is a mandatory requirement for PC 1000 participants to attend at least one self-help support group on a weekly basis as an encouraging tool to building a support network and as an aid to promoting a healthy lifestyle.