Juvenile Education Groups are for persons 18 and under who have had an alcohol or drug related offense. Students are referred to JEG by Juvenile Probation officers or SATUCI counselors. Groups meet for three to four weeks for a total of eight hours. SATUCI Prevention staff conducts the groups and uses the evidence-based program Prime for Life curriculum.
Program participants are given the tools to make low risk choices and learn about the consequences of high risk substance use and the risk factors that lead to the onset of alcoholism and drug dependence. The goals are to reduce the risk for health problems and impairment problems by increasing abstinence, decreasing high risk use and delaying initial use.