SECOND CHANCE DUI PROGRAMS
Offering all California court-mandated DUI programs.
Welcome to Second Chance Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Programs. Second Chance understands that getting a DUI and the subsequent consequences can be overwhelming. Second Chance staff are committed to providing you with a positive DUI program experience, we hope you take advantage of the time you will have with us and work towards making this DUI your last DUI.
DUI Programs are governed by the California Code of Regulations Title 9, Division 4, Chapter 3, and Alameda County DUI Program Standards. Second Chance DUI Programs are licensed with the California Department of Healthcare Services.
NOTE: Due to COVID-19, all group, education, and face to face sessions are being held on the phone or on Zoom.
Group sessions are facilitated by a California Registered or Certified Substance Use Disorder Counselor. Our groups are structured to allow the participants to talk and share ideas and information in order to identify and resolve alcohol or drug related problems; provide an opportunity for participants to examine their own personal attitudes and behavior; and provide support for positive changes in life style to facilitate reduction or elimination of alcohol or drug problems.
Educational topics will focus on: The use and effects of alcohol and other drugs, the nature of addiction to alcohol and other drugs, impairment of driving abilities, skills, and judgment caused by consumption of alcohol or other drugs, alternatives to the abuse of alcohol and the use of illicit drugs, including discussion of how abstinence, additional county requirements, ancillary services, and participation in self-help groups, assist the participant to recognize the effects of chemical dependency and understand the recovery process and, the effects of alcohol or other drug use on the individual, the family, and society.
Face to Faces
The DUI program participant will meet with a counselor individually to discuss their attendance in educational sessions and counseling sessions; identify problems which may be barriers to program completion, including progress in group and other counseling sessions; and evaluate the participant’s need for referral to ancillary services.
Alcohol and Drug Use Assessment
Within the first 60 days of participation each participant will complete an assessment of their alcohol and/or drug use. The assessment will be conducted by a California Registered or Certified Substance Use Disorder Counselor. The counselor conducting the assessment will discuss the results of the alcohol and/or drug assessment with the participant and recommend any ancillary services be/she thinks would be potentially beneficial to the participant.
Additional County Requirements
The County of Alameda has mandated that all DUI program participants of the 3, 6, 9, and 18-month programs must attend and complete a MADD Victim Impact Panel Class (VIP), this includes participants who transfer from a county that does not have this requirement.
Alameda County Approved DUI Programs
Wet Reckless Programs
A person convicted of reckless driving with a measurable amount of alcohol in their blood must complete a twelve-hour DUI education program.
First Offender Programs
A person convicted of a first DUI offense must complete one of the following state-licensed DUI Programs. They type of program required is determined by the court or DMV.
- 3-month, 30-hour alcohol and drug education and counseling program.
- 6-month, 45-hour alcohol and drug education and counseling program.
- 9-month, 61.25 alcohol and drug education and counseling program.
These programs are designed to enable participants to consider attitudes and behavior, support positive lifestyle changes, and reduce or eliminate the use of alcohol and/or drugs.
Second and subsequent DUI offenders must complete an 18-month multiple offender program. Program requirements are: 52 hours of group counseling; 12 hours of alcohol and drug education; 6 hours of community reentry monitoring; and biweekly individual interviews during the first 12 months of the program.
The first step to enrollment is to upload your court or DMV paperwork to Second Chance DUI. Once your paperwork is approved, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to electronically sign the DUI Program Agreement. To download a sample agreement, go to the Enrollment Portal.
Paperwork approval is processed throughout each business day. Generally, your approval will be completed within an hour or two, unless it is received toward the end of the day, in which case you will receive the enrollment link the next day.
Thank you for choosing Second Chance DUI Programs!
Once your documents have been approved, Second Chance DUI Programs will email you a link to the ENROLLMENT PORTAL where you can view, sign, and print the DUI Program Agreement.
Second Chance is licensed by the California Department of Healthcare Services to provide DUI Programs and other Substance Use Disorder programs.
Second Chance is a member of the California Association of DUI Treatment Programs.