Upon a first offense in which alcohol and/or drugs were involved, the court may refer an adolescent to the Zero Tolerance Early Intervention Program. The program is run by specially-trained prevention specialists.
The program makes written agreements with the first-time offender. Breaking the rules (re-offending) will cause the adolescent to be discharged from the program and the court will be notified of the offender's failure to follow the rules and guidelines of the program.
The goal of the program is to interrupt the progression a teen might otherwise follow into repeated and more serious drug and alcohol offenses.