Minor in Possession (MIP)
Section 106.115, Alcoholic Beverage Code, requires minors convicted of first or subsequent offenses for the purchase, possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages to attend an alcohol awareness course approved by the department in addition to assessing a fine.
The standardized program is six hours in length and is designed to help participants increase their knowledge about alcohol and drugs among young people.
Specific course topics include societal values related to alcohol consumption by minors, the influence of alcohol advertising on young people, the physical, social and psychological effects of alcohol upon young people; the relationship between motor vehicle and other accidents and alcohol use; relevant laws relating to the purchase, possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors, drinking patterns and problems of young people including abuse and addiction and decision making skills.
Training for instructors and administrators in the use of the curriculum is on going.
Coffee, tea, water & snacks provided for students.
Class consists of two Days – 6 hours:
- Friday: (Begins with Registration) – 5:30 – 9:00pm
- Saturday: (Always with Exit Interview) 10:00am – 1:00pm
See Drop down under Register for class dates;