Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Anger Management, and Other Courses


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Anger Management Programs, Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse Services

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Community Service

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The sponsoring organization, Opportunities, Alternatives & Resources (commonly called OAR), overseas a program called:

the Misdemeanor Supervision Program

This program works with probation services and alcohol safety action program (ASAP) staff to work with those who are assigned community service.

Sometimes, the defendant is willing to participate, because it replaces fines and/or jail time. To be eligible for this program, one must be an adult (18 years), not face a violent offense or be deemed a violent offender, not pose a risk to the community, and able and willing to pay the program fee of $70*

*this price reflects the published amount in the 2013 Fairfax County Manual of Pre-Trial and Sentencing Programs.

Prince William, Stafford, Loudoun, Alexandria, Arlington, Northern Virginia

Community service is a common type of alternative to, or type of consequence. Sometimes it is a welcomed alternative; other times, it is not. Ask your Northern Virginia criminal lawyer about the types of options you have in front of you given your facts and case details, your record, and your long and short term goals and desires.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Supervised Release


Supervised Release Program (SRP)

This a way for one to avoid paying for a bail bond.

As a bond alternative program, it allows some qualifying defendants to be released before their case is heard, and if they are given specific conditions, they must be followed.

This is a good program for those who work and need to support others, or who need to be able to provide support to children…or perhaps, even just to pay their bills. It is hard to imagine having to wait around in jail for a case to be heard…and this is why we have a way for people to post bond to ensure their return to court to face charges. But the SRP program may be preferable to a money or surety type bond, given the unique posture of the case.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Anger Management

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]These programs address domestic violence, substance abuse-related anger and behavioral issues, abusive relationships, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, and more. There are many programs available throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Check and see if they are available in your jurisdiction. If need help, simply contact us here.

No matter where you live in Virginia, there are programs you can talk to with your local defense attorney. Your Northern Virginia criminal lawyer will guide you and answer your questions quickly.

One reason why our founder and principal Fairfax criminal lawyer, Brenton D. Vincenzes, focuses his practice on criminal law nearly exclusively is to truly offer legal representation and services with a mastery of the subject.[/vc_column_text][vc_accordion collapsible=”yes” active_tab=”false”][vc_accordion_tab title=”ACTS/Turning Points”][vc_column_text]This program is sponsored by the Action in the Community Through Service organization (ACTS).

Operating out of Dumfries, Virginia, Turning Points is an anger management program meant to address domestic violence.

  • Crisis Line: 703.221.4951
  • Contact Dotti Larson – 703.221.4460 Ext.  228

[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”ADAPT – Anger & Domestic Abuse Prevention Treatment”][vc_column_text]The Fairfax County Office for Women and Domestic or Sexual Violence Services sponsors this program.

Anger and Domestic Abuse Prevention/Treatment

also known as, “ADAPT,” can be a way to learn about anger issues, while improving one’s situation if it involves domestic abuse, including physical, verbal, or emotion scarring of all kinds.

This is an 18 week program, and there are numerous locations in Fairfax County. For indigent individuals, fees may be adjusted from normal rates.

Find the sponsoring organization on the web, or reach them by phone at 703.321.9497[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Anger Awareness Program”][vc_column_text]The Anger and Stress Management Center sponsor the Anger Awareness Program

The program is both a workshop and includes one-on-one format, too.

Reach AngerAwareness for more information online, and call at 703.293.9231 ext 4[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”TAPE – The Alcohol Program for Education & Treatment”][vc_column_text]The Alcohol Program for Education & Treatment sponsored TAPE program (The Alcohol Program for Education and Treatment) is exactly what it sounds like:

The program addresses issues such as:

  • anger management
  • domestic violence
  • drugs
  • alcohol
  • addiction

This is a program available for people in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland. The program contact therapist is Jerald Freed, who may be reached by phone at: 301.680.9566[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordion][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Mental Health Services

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]No matter where your charge is pending in Northern Virginia, there are options open to you or your loved one if substance abuse or mental health are issues.

Ask your local  criminal defense attorney about programs in your jurisdiction that may fit your goals and needs. Knowledge of such programs is one of the pillars of wisdom and counsel provided by a great Virginia defense attorney.

Our very own Brenton D. Vincenzes has experience working on the General District Court Judge Benchbook, in which he made many revisions alongside judge Judith Klein in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court (Newport News). The revisions were mental-health related guidelines, placed into law following the Virginia Tech tragedy.[/vc_column_text][vc_accordion collapsible=”yes” active_tab=”false”][vc_accordion_tab title=”Living Free Health Services”][vc_column_text]

The Living Free Health Services

found online at

This is a substance abuse and mental health service provider offering treatment before one’s appearance in court. There are flexible scheduling options, and a specialized Substance Education Program.

Services include:

  • Pre-trial assessments for DUI offenders
  • Pre-trial assessments for Habitual Offender Program

This program may be required to provide the participant a written recommendation to reinstate the privilege to drive, so it is important the offender take all steps of the program seriously.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Korean Community Services”][vc_column_text]The Koren Community Services program can be reached via telephone:

70..354.6345[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Multicultural Human Services”][vc_column_text]Multicultural Human Services (MHS) is sponsored by the Northern Virginia Family Services organization stationed in Falls Church, Virginia.

The MHS program offers alcohol and drug counseling as referred by the court for offenses such as driving while intoxicated (alcohol OR drugs).

There are language accommodations, and programs for people with very highly specialized needs, including:

  • high-risk minority youths
  • PTSD
  • traumatized children
  • spousal abuse tratent
  • elderly teratment

and more

Learn more online:

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Substance Abuse Services

[/vc_column_text][vc_accordion collapsible=”yes” active_tab=”false”][vc_accordion_tab title=”Addiction Treatment Program”][vc_column_text]The Center for Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment out of Arlington, Virginia sponsors the Addiction Treatment Program.

The program is a rehabilitation and detox provider, and is an outpatient and evening treatment option.

The program aims to educate patients by explaining the way addiction works, and how it can be best handled.

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The Alcohol Safety Action Program is widely referred to as “ASAP”

This is one of the most frequently used programs, and typically is part of a DWI conviction’s consequences in Virginia. The program involves a pre-court evaluation, and it is important to contact ASAP (in Fairfax) 10 business days before the court date. This is for preparation of the pre-court evaluation.

The law allows a person who is charged with DWI to enroll in ASAP before court. There are various reasons for doing this (and reasons why one would not want to usually do this), but each case is unique and must be discussed with a professional Virginia defense attorney.

On a first and second DWI, the court must refer the defendant to completion of the Fairfax Alcohol Safety Action Program. Many localities have a version of ASAP.

There are many requirements about ASAP, and a future blog post will cover these. If you need to know immediately, or if your case is a DWI case and you are a client of Vincenzes Law, PLLC, please contact us immediately.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Alcohol / Underage Possession”][vc_column_text]The law allows for a charge of underage possession or purchase of alcohol to be dismissed, but first the accused must participate in an assessment for substance abuse and addiction, stay free of alcohol and drugs, and not pick up additional charges (for six to twelve months).[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS)”][vc_column_text]The Alcohol and Drug Services program is sponsored by the Fairfax Falls Church Community Services Board, and is a comprehensive substance abuse evaluation and treatment service. Among the services offered are:

  • Outpatient services
  • Day treatment
  • Specialized programs
  • Long-term residential treatment
  • Co-occurring services (substance abuse and mental disorder)
  • Intensive outpatient services
  • Detox
  • Stabilization
  • Crisis intervention
  • Social assessment

[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Juvenile S.A.F.E. Program”][vc_column_text]The Juvenile S.A.F.E. program is a way for ASAP to serve the Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, in that juveniles who are accused of a first-time offense involving possession of marijuana, alcohol, DWI, and others, are able to participate and learn while a parent or guardian is also involved.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][/vc_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_teaser_grid grid_columns_count=”3″ grid_content=”teaser” grid_layout=”thumbnail_title” grid_link=”link_post” grid_link_target=”_blank” grid_template=”carousel” grid_layout_mode=”fitRows” order=”DESC” title=”You may want to check out…” grid_posttypes=”post” grid_taxomonies=”category” grid_categories=”fairfax criminal lawyer,class 1 misdemeanor,felony,virginia criminal defense,virginia traffic attorney,reckless driving,fairfax dui lawyer”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Brenton D. Vincenzes is a lifelong Fairfax County resident and Fairfax Criminal Defense Lawyer. He is a member of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National College of DUI Defense, NORML, and has been awarded the following in 2014-15: Top 100 Trial Lawyer (National Trial Lawyers) Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer (National Trial Lawyers) Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40 Defense Attorney (National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys) 10 Best in Client Satisfaction for Criminal Defense (American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys) Nationally Ranked Top 1% Attorney Award Recipient (National Association of Distinguished Counsel) As a local leader, Mr. Vincenzes mentors troubled youths, volunteers his time to serve at his church, takes select pro bono clients, and strives to improve the community. Mr. Vincenzes represents men, women, and juveniles through zealous and diligent advocacy, strategic planning, and skilled trial work preparation. Mr. Vincenzes' areas of criminal law practice are broad, and include most felonies and misdemeanors such as: reckless driving, DUI & DWI, drug offenses, assault and battery, domestic violence, assault on an officer, destruction of property, alcohol offenses, firearm offenses, larceny, shoplifting, embezzlement, fraud, and other theft offenses, and moving traffic violations among others. His private legal services are available in most Northern Virginia jurisdictions, including Fairfax County, Arlington County, Prince William County, Loudoun County, Stafford County, Alexandria, Manassas, Leesburg, South Riding, and other cities and towns.

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