Youth Drug And Alcohol Deterrence (YDAD)
Involved in alternative sentencing options for more than 45 years, OneOC implemented YDAD in 1988 with the help of concerned doctors, hospitals, law enforcement, and the courts. Over 5,000 participants have successfully completed this course. This model program has been showcased in television newscasts and replicated in many U.S. cities.
YDAD helps participants learn from others’ mistakes rather than making their own over and over. YDAD offers participants unique insights into the effects of alcohol and drugs on their lives, and shows participants real-life consequences of their choices.
The national recidivism rate for first and second-time DUI offenders who do not go through YDAD or a comparable program is over 35%; meaning, over 35% re-offend within a twelve month period of time. The current recidivism rate for YDAD graduates is only 1.4% — a figure that has held steady over the past five years.
Anyone can sign up and participate in YDAD without a court order; parent/guardian referrals and self-referrals are welcome.
The YDAD Program addresses the following topics and issues:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Vehicular Manslaughter due to driving under the influence
- Alcohol use and abuse
- Marijuana use and abuse
- Narcotic drug use and abuse
- Other drugs use and abuse
- Reckless Driving
- Texting and Driving
- Social Responsibility
- Legal issues and consequences
- How to make better choices
Drug and Alcohol Awareness Class
Participants will be presented with hard hitting statistics and hear stories from individuals whose lives were changed because of alcohol and drug use. They experience different levels of intoxication using simulation goggles. They learn from peers about the legal, financial, and health effects of drugs and alcohol. They learn how to create safe practices for the future.
Sheriff Coroner Morgue Class
An Los Angeles County Sheriff Coroner presents a series a recent accidents as a result of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, explains the physical effects of alcohol and drug use.. The vivid examples of the short- and long-term effects on the body are something that is rarely seen or talked about.
Hospital Trauma Unit Visit
Participants meet at a local area hospital trauma unit.. In four hours, participants may see patients arrive who were involved in an alcohol and/or drug related incident, listen to experts from the trauma unit lecture on the physical and mental effects of alcohol and drug use as well as what they witness in their day to day jobs. Participants will see first hand how patients are treated with life saving procedures and tour various hospital patient rooms and departments.
“I learned a lot from the YDAD program that I never learned even in rehab. I had always ignored any sign that I had a problem but this made me want to change myself, even if I had barely any problem at all, it was still a problem, and I realized how much I really love life and everyone around me. Nothing at all is worth losing the life I love so dearly. If it weren’t for the YDAD program I would not have made such a positive change in my life today.”
You can register at any of our OneOC offices, located in each of the OC court houses and a main office in Santa Ana. Click here for locations, hours and contact information.
Can I transfer my service to another area?
YES, however YDAD can only be transferred to LA, Riverside and San Diego areas. If you would like to do that without coming to the office you must first contact us to obtain the transfer fee at (714) 953-5597 or via email at [email protected].
Once you have transfer fee and information pertaining to your specific transfer follow these instructions:
please mail us the following items:
- Clear copy of your court order
- A letter indicating where you would like to transfer your service to: County/State
- Your contact information including address, phone number and email address
- A self addressed stamped envelope
- A money order or cashier’s check for the full transfer fee amount
If you are transferring your service out of state or to a non CLASP supported county (call for more information) download this PDF and follow the instructions:
Mail all documents to: OneOC-Court Referral Program
1901 East 4th Street #180
Santa Ana, Ca 92705
Please call 714-953-5597 or via email at [email protected] for additional information.