Our Programs

Touching and Changing Lives

In the last year, The Council trained or provided direct services to approximately 32,000 people in our community. In addition, we reached tens of thousands more by
1) providing resources/materials to students, parents and teachers;
2) conducting public awareness campaigns via community events, billboards, public service announcements, and media coverage; and,
3) educating teachers, counselors and parents who pass on their skills and knowledge to countless others.

Alliance on Underage Drinking

Regional coalition whose mission is “reducing the incidence and impact of underage drinking through increased community involvement.” More than 50 coalition members representing 16 North Texas cities work together to limit youth access to alcohol, change the culture within which decisions about alcohol use are made, and reduce the prevalence of negative consequences associated with high-risk drinking. For more information please visit www.allianceonunderagedrinking.org.

Community Service

For minors (under the age of 21) convicted of alcohol-related offenses, Texas state sentencing guidelines require all community service hours to be alcohol or alcohol education related. The Council’s Community Restitution Program provides a convenient way to earn needed service hours through the selection and completion of various service projects.

An administrative fee of $3 per mandated hour is assessed for participation in this program. (Example: 8 hours – $24; 12 hours – $36) The fee, payable by money order only, is due when the completed projects are submitted for consideration.

The individual found guilty of the crime is the person solely responsible for complying with all court-mandated sentences. Therefore, it is our policy to speak only to this person when contacted concerning this program.

We also accept volunteers who would like to help at the office for community service hours at no cost. Please call for availability and to schedule an appointment.

Participants must be under the age of 21 at the time they complete community service. This applies to both the service projects and the in-office volunteer work.

Direct Community Service Inquiries to:
214.522.8600 ext. 204

Project Options: Important Instructions
Select any combination of projects necessary to complete the number of hours you need. Each project may be completed only once. The maximum possible credit hours that can be earned for each project is shown. Maximum credit is given only to projects completed as explained. To ensure you receive enough credit hours, it is recommended that you complete a little more work than needed.

Carefully read each project’s instructions before you begin. If you have any questions, call 214.522.8600 ext. 204.

All reports must be typewritten. A “typewritten page” is defined as an 8½” x 11″ page with margins of 1″ on all sides, 11 pt. Arial type, double spaced. The only exception is Project F, which must be legibly handwritten. Projects not formatted in this manner will not receive full credit.

Project Mandate: Do Not Plagiarize Credit will not be given for projects containing “cut & pasted” information. Projects are electronically checked for originality.

Project Completion: Steps

  • Completed projects are turned in to the Council for review — not the courts. Call (214) 522-8600 ext. 204 to schedule a completion appointment.
  • You must personally turn in your projects (and money order totaling $3 for each mandated hour) to the Council’s main office, 1349 Empire Central Drive, Suite 800 in Dallas (map).
  • Upon review, you will be given a certificate of completion to be taken back to the court / judge.

Project Options

A – Letter of Apology
B – Letter of Impact
C. – Jacqueline Saburido
D – Financial Consequences of a DWI Conviction
E. Open Meeting
F. Alcohol Related Facts & Statistics
G. In The News
H. Alcohol’s Effect on the Adolescent Brain
I. Effects of Alcohol on the Human Body
J. Alcohol Poisoning
K. Store Alert Report Card

Click here for details on each of the Community Service Project Options

Conferences & Workshops

Tailored to community needs and trends provided to parents, educators, social services, law enforcement, corporate and other industry professionals

Dallas Area Drug Prevention Partnership

The mission of this regional coalition is to create safer youth and a safer community through cooperative drug prevention strategies. DADPP represents a collaboration of concerned citizens, law enforcement personnel, educators, government officials, faith based organizations, youth, parents, and other coalitions and agencies targeting youth. Since January 2009, DADPP has been dedicated to reducing the incidence and impact of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drug use among youth in the Dallas community. The coalition’s vision is a culture of drug free youth. For more information please visit www.drugfreedallas.org.

HIV Early Intervention

Provides services to people facing the unique set of challenges of living with chemical dependency and HIV; offers substance abuse assessments, peer support group, intensive case management, risk reduction accountability and support for transportation, medical, optical and mental health services
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HIV Outreach & Prevention

Locates and supports people affected by substance abuse and one of its many potential consequences – HIV infection; outreach workers offer HIV testing, information, referrals, education and risk reduction steps to those living with substance abuse and HIV and those who are at risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases
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Information Helpline

Matches callers’ and visitors’ individual, unique needs with diverse community resources, including: treatment, education classes, and support groups.
214.522.8600 or Toll Free at (800) 246-HOPE (4673)

Prevention Resource Center

The Region 3 Prevention Resource Center (PRC) is one of 11 Centers in the State of Texas that conducts activities aimed at improving substance abuse prevention strategies in our community. Focusing on alcohol (specifically underage drinking), marijuana and prescription drugs, the PRC serves as a central data collection repository. The PRC encourages school districts in North Central Texas to administer the Texas School Survey, conducted by the Texas A&M Public Policy Research Institute. This survey provides local data and enhances our ability to make data-driven decisions when planning substance abuse prevention strategies. The PRC also identifies regional training needs and resources, and coordinates substance abuse prevention training opportunities for local community, county, and state organizations. For more information visit www.prc3.org.

School-based Prevention/Intervention for At-Risk Youth

Focuses on major social and psychological factors contributing to poor academic performance and substance use/abuse; targets thousands of the area’s most at-risk students in local schools. A research-based curriculum is taught to 6th – 12th grade students in Dallas County.

Tobacco-Free North Texas

Dedicated to reducing the burden and impact of tobacco use through education, action and smoke-free initiatives in all 19 counties in Region 3 (Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Grayson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, Wise). Coalition members implement evidence-based strategies aimed at community-wide change. For more information please visit www.prc3.org/tnt/.

“I have seen how alcoholism and drug addictions destroy individuals and families. The Council creates an awareness, provides education, and offers resources which aid in the prevention, intervention and recovery of these illnesses. Drug prevention saves lives, reduces social costs, and we all benefit. It’s a win-win.”

John Mogk

Prevent. Intervene. Promote Recovery.

Join us as together we PREVENT problems with alcohol and other drugs before they occur,
INTERVENE when they do and PROMOTE RECOVERY for those who are already addicted.