The Atlantic County Division of Public Health is in the Department of Human Services and offers comprehensive health services to enhance your work, your family, your neighborhood and your life.
201 South Shore Road, Stillwater Building
Northfield
New Jersey
08225
United States
+1 (609) 645-5935 +1 (609) 645-5931

Department of Human Services

Division of Public Health

IDRC (Intoxicated Driver Resource Center)

Atlantic County administers both a 12 Hour and a 48 Hour IDRC Program. These programs are court mandated and are to be completed by anyone convicted of a “driving under the influence” motor vehicle offense. These courses are not punitive in nature, but are an educational experience served in lieu of a jail term.

12 Hour IDRC

The 12 hour programs are usually held twice a month (once a month in April and September), on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Participants are required to attend two consecutive evenings in order to complete and receive credit for this court ordered requirement.

The programs are held in the Shoreview Building, at the Atlantic County Complex, 101 S. Shore Rd., Northfield, NJ 08225.

The cost of attendance for this program is $264. Full payment must be made the first evening of your scheduled class. The county cannot accept cash or personal checks for payment. The only acceptable means of payment are: Money Order, Certified Bank Check, or a Credit or Debit Card issued in the name of the participant. If you plan to make payment with a credit or debit card issued to another person, that person must be present at the time of payment.

If you have completed a substance abuse treatment program, after your last DUI offense, please bring proof of that treatment with you to class. A letter from the Treatment Provider Agency or a Certificate of Completion will be accepted. We cannot accept billing receipts as proof of your completion of treatment.

If you were charged with a “refusal” at the time of your arrest, you will probably be scheduled for two separate IDRC classes. In order for us to administratively dismiss your attendance at the second IDRC class, the judge would have had to run your charges concurrently. If you had a refusal charge, please bring a copy of your court order with you to class so that we can determine whether we can administratively dismiss your second scheduled two day class.

You will have a dinner break each evening, and you can bring a meal with you. However, please note that no food can be delivered to the IDRC class building at any time. There are soda and snack machines within the building, but we do have any control over these machines and cannot make refunds for lost moneys and/or machine malfunctions. Do not eat during class; eat only on scheduled breaks or during your dinner break.

ANYONE APPEARING FOR CLASS WITH ALCOHOL ON THEIR BREATH OR UNDER THE INFLUENCE WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO CLASS, AND WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE REFERRED BACK TO THE SENTENCING COURT .

FAILURE TO ATTEND AND COMPLETE YOUR IDRC PROGRAM CAN RESULT IN A MANDATORY TWO-DAY JAIL SENTENCE, RESUSPENSION OF YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE, AND/OR A DELAY IN HAVING YOUR DRIVING PRIVLEDGES RESTORED.

NORMALLY YOU CANNOT RESCHEDULE YOUR CLASS ASSIGNMENT. CALL FOR ONLY ACCEPTABLE REASONS FOR RESCHEDULING AT (609) 645-5932.

48 Hour IDRC

Atlantic County is the only county that administers a county-run 48 Hour IDRC Program, which is available only to Atlantic County residents. Attendance at the Atlantic County 48 Hour IDRC Program allows county residents a better/easier opportunity to complete their court-ordered requirements.

The 48 hour programs are only held three times a year (once in April and twice in September). Classes run Thursday through Saturday, or Saturday through Monday. Participants must report for their class by 1:30 PM on the first day of their scheduled class. Clients must complete the entire 48 hour program in order to get credit for their court ordered requirement.  
The program originates out of the Shoreview Building, at the Atlantic County Complex, 101 S. Shore Rd., Northfield, NJ 08225. Intake is completed at that building; upon completion of all client intakes, you will then be bused to a camp for your scheduled class. You will be required to stay overnight for two nights.

The cost of attendance for this program is $321. Full payment must be made prior to your scheduled class, in order to reserve your bed at the camp. The county cannot accept cash or personal checks for payment. The only acceptable means of payment are: Money Order, Certified Bank Check, or a Credit or Debit Card issued in the name of the participant. If you plan to make payment with a credit or debit card issued to another person, that person must be present at the time of payment. Money order or certified bank check payments can be made through the mail. Credit/ Debit Card payment can only be made at the IDRC offices, located at the Stillwater Building, at the Atlantic County Complex, 201 S. Shore Rd., Northfield, NJ 08225. We can accept credit/debit card payments at our offices between 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM each work day.

If you have completed a course of substance abuse treatment, after your last DUI offense, please bring proof of that treatment with you to class. A letter from the Treatment Provider Agency or a Certificate of Completion will be accepted. We cannot accept billing receipts as proof of your completion of treatment.

If you were charged with a “refusal” at the time of your arrest, you will probably be scheduled for two separate IDRC classes. In order for us to administratively dismiss your attendance at the second IDRC class, the judge would have had to run your charges concurrently. If you had a refusal charge, please bring a copy of your court order with you to class so that we can determine whether we can administratively dismiss your second scheduled two day class.

Meals and will be provided during your stay at the 48 Hour IDRC class. You may also bring “small” snack items.

All medications (including over the counter) will be collected by a Registered Nurse, and will be distributed by her during your class stay. Prescription medications must be in original, labeled containers. Participants without properly labeled medications will not be admitted to the class.

Accommodations will be dorm style. You will have an individual twin bed assigned to you. Please bring comfortable clothes, a towel, a twin-sized bed sheet and blanket (or a sleeping bag) and a pillow. Also bring personal toiletries such as soap, toothbrush, toothpaste and shampoo.

Electronic devices such as; IPads, Kindles, and cell phones, may be brought to camp, but can only be used at specific times as outlined by the IDRC staff. Use of these devices at any time not authorized by IDRC staff will result in confiscation, with return to the owner at the end of camp.  Also, please note that neither Camp Haluwasa and its staff nor the Atlantic County IDRC and its staff are responsible for damaged, lost and/or stolen electronic equipment.

ANYONE APPEARING FOR CLASS WITH ALCOHOL ON THEIR BREATH OR UNDER THE INFLUENCE WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO CLASS, AND WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE REFERRED BACK TO THE SENTENCING COURT.

FAILURE TO ATTEND AND COMPLETE YOUR IDRC PROGRAM CAN RESULT IN A MANDATORY TWO-DAY JAIL SENTENCE, RESUSPENSION OF YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE, AND/OR A DELAY IN HAVING YOUR DRIVING PRIVLEDGES RESTORED.

NORMALLY YOU CANNOT RESCHEDULE YOUR CLASS ASSIGNMENT. CALL FOR ONLY ACCEPTABLE REASONS FOR RESCHEDULING AT (609) 645-5932.

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