Court Referral Program
echota_07

Dawson, AL

#42 Sep 7, 2010
Educated Citizen wrote:
court referral is a non-profit organization. all the money that is taken in each month is turned over to the state and the state cuts a check to the office for 80% of what they make. with that 80% they have to pay salaries, overhead for the office, all supplies, and if they use an actual lab to run the drug screens then they have to pay for the multimillion dollar machine it takes to run them. Coming in the door, your attorney should have explained what willo be required of you. If you didn't have an attorney, then let this be a lessoned learned... never go to court unrepresented. ALL drug and alcohol cases whether it is directly or indirectly related will come to CRO. The CRO did not arrest nor convict you. It is NOT their fault you are there. They are simply there to do their job and feed THEIR families. Please remember this. The only thing that seperates you from them is the one bad decision you have made... or multiple bad decisions for our repeat offenders. Now as far as money... you will have to pay the $75 evaluation fee. The evaluation will determine what level you will be put in. This includes looking at your priors, BAC if it was a DUI, the way you answer the oral questions, the way you answer the written questions, any prior history of treatment, and current and prior drug/alcohol use/abuse. After that you can receive Level 1-3. Level 1 requires 12 hrs of drug/alcohol classes ($295), 3 months monitoring ($30/month), and drug testing 1-2 times each month ($20/test). Level 2 24 hrs classes, 4 AA/NA meetings, 6 months monitoring, and drug testing 1-2 times each month. Level 3 means you must have a treatment assessment completed by a master's level clinician. This will determine if you qualify for Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP). If you qualify then you must complete IOP as directed by treatment, complete the recommeded AA/NA meetings (treatment will decide how many you need to attend), drug testing 1-2 times each month (could be more if treatment requires you to test with them, usually no more than once a week), and 9-24 months of monitoring (minimum 9, but if you fail to complete the program as required, you will have to keep reporting until all goals have been met). Therefore, L3 monitoring depends on the defendant. Some defendants are finished in 9 months and some need the full 24 months. Contrary to popular belief... CRO is not a money making process. CROs do not receive commission. As far as color code testing, it is the most effective method of testing because it is computer generated and completely random. In other words, not even the CRO knows when your colo will be called. You have from 7am-7pm to test. You must call 7 days a week 365 days a year and if your color is called you must test that day between 7 am and 7 pm. Some places are next day testing. So if your color is called today you must test tomorrow. You are observed because believe it or not people will try to cheat and sneak urine into the labs. Imagine that alcoholics and addicts lying, cheating, and using... unbelievable right? Still feel like CRO is infair? If you do judt remember that the defendant has a choice in court while standing before the Judge and DA. The defendant can take the original sentence which is jail or can take the suspended sentence with is CRO. The choice is theirs.
Can you tell me how my daughter has a color and has not been evaluated yet?
echota_07

Dawson, AL

#43 Sep 7, 2010
I was put on color code a few years ago. I was what I thnk set up by a doctor and a drug store in a small town in Jackson county Alabama.I went for my evaluation and i know I was clean but I failed there drug test. It cost my family thousands of dollars for the year I was on color code going to NA mettings and school and testing now my daughter is going thru the same thing I am sick of this town and there ripping people off and getting by with it. I intend to right the law makers in my stste and I will not let up untill something is done. I hope when this is finished that every one of the people that run that town are behind bars and they will be that they have as much haedship as they have caused my family.If anyone would like to join me which I know your out there, dont be afraid just let me know.
think about this

Pell City, AL

#44 Sep 8, 2010
of course they are pocketing some of the money. do you really think all that money gets turned in. no. jackson county is the most corrupt town i have ever seen. the police, judges, lawyers, and everyony else in between are in this together. if you ever need a lawyer do not use one from jackson county. get one from huntsville. and to put some 1 on color code 4 not having money to pay 4 a ticket is rediculous. thats just this counties way of making money. the rich get richer, the poor get poorer. in madison county if u cant pay your ticket when u go 2 court they lock u up and u sit out so many days until your fine is payed off. whats wrong with jackson county doing that. money hungry corrupt employees.
Bodacious

Champaign, IL

#45 Sep 9, 2010
I am in need of $1000.00 to pay off payday loan companies. I am 59 years old wheelchair bound great-aunt and have guardianship of my 8 year old niece. She has resided with me since she was 10 months old. I receive no child support from either parents, but recently found out through a Lawyer that I was eligible to apply for child support. I was told by the ad-litem and the legal aid Lawyer that I could not file for child support because I was not the child's mother. Recently I filed, but it will take months to get reimbursed. My credit is not good, because I have been married three times and was left with all the bills. My current bills are paid and being paid off. I do not want another payday loan. If I could get someone to assist me in paying off these loans which are costing me over 500.00 a month, I will sign any promissory note and any other legal document if I could only pay off these loans. I receive social security and do work whenever needed on my computer ( university school work, letters to get funding for an organization, letters dealing with legal issuses and I do taxes). I am not a lazy person, I have a Bachelor's degree and only need 20 semester hours to get a Masters.
unfukinreal

Scottsboro, AL

#46 Sep 15, 2010
In my oppinion, MOST of the judges and CRO are all in it for the money and Jackson County has the most SCREWED up justice system!!!!
like really

Scottsboro, AL

#47 Sep 15, 2010
i got arrested for underage drinking at 15 and they put me on court referral.. so i could still drink underage just not do drugs! but drugs wasnt what i got cought with?? wtf was the point???? i think court referral is a joke and waist of money!!!
like really

Scottsboro, AL

#48 Sep 15, 2010
oh an i happen to know that a women working there or who was working there at the time of my court referral was a METH ADDICT!!! and before i found that out we got drunk together!! yeah lovely workers huh!
Girl beaten and kidnapped

Estill Springs, TN

#50 Sep 17, 2010
The case of the Stevenson girl that was kidnapped and beaten goes to court October 3rd. More at votejacksoncountyalabama.com
educated citizen

Columbiana, AL

#51 Sep 23, 2010
The problem is you are angry you had to go through the program. The CRO didn't arrest or convict you. Do you not have a job to do? They are all doing their job as they were directed, in order to provide for their families. The CROs that everyone is complaining about are just humans that still make mistakes. Have none of you ever made a mistake? In every profession you have people who are less than honorable, but that doesn't mean they are ALL like that. Not all CROs have histories with drugs or alcohol, but yes some do. The only reason you would have to complete all of the levels in CRO is if you were testing positive for drugs or alcohol. Even then you wouldn't actually go through all of the different classes. Your level would just increase as a graduated sanction with each positive screen. I, however, do find your response ignorant and uneducated. I have not said anything to attack anyone on here, but because you are too ignorant to express your frustration properly, you find it necessary to question my intelligence. Maybe you should educate yourself before you start holding protests.
Ben Cole wrote:
Educated Citizen huh? Sounds more like George Orwell's ideal citizen in his book 1984. I did all levels of the court referral system because I was arrested with a tobbaco grinder that can be bought at any gas station. I was given the max. 2 year sentence and paid over 6,000 dollars to Mike Brown and Nikki Lindsey so for anyone to say that they aren't making profits is completely delusional and out of touch with reality. And to say people have the choice between jail and allowing the system to bleed you and your family dry. Who the hell do you think you are? Some people still value what remains of our civil liberties and more people than not are perfectly capable of deciding what to put into their own bodies. I'm acually organizing protests for Saturday the 5th of June. Then on the following Tuesday on the 8th. I'll be there every week after that until people wake up and defend themselves against this kind of tyranny. Educated Citizen my ass.
educated citizen

Columbiana, AL

#52 Sep 23, 2010
some programs will put them on color code at intake instead of at the evaluation.
echota_07 wrote:
<quoted text>Can you tell me how my daughter has a color and has not been evaluated yet?
karma

South Pittsburg, TN

#53 Sep 26, 2010
all drug addicts have to work somewhere!!!!!lol. i know for a fact every employee at color code has somekind of problem whether it be cocaine or alcohol, if we have to take a drug test they should have to also.
NA member

AOL

#55 Oct 13, 2010
Educated Citizen..LOL..you definetly work for Court Referral. No regular person would have that much to say about it if they didnt work there. Or hell..maybe you're a paid sponsor?
Rick

Tuscaloosa, AL

#56 Oct 27, 2010
So when you go to the CRO Evaluation? Do they drug test you that day as well? or when do you start getting drug tested?
FML

United States

#57 Oct 28, 2010
Rick wrote:
So when you go to the CRO Evaluation? Do they drug test you that day as well? or when do you start getting drug tested?
YES they do. Part of the fee you pay that day pays for the drug test and I got a DUI and just went on Tuesday and have not had a sip of alcohol in a couple of months and my test was completely clean. But I STILL got color code. And I have to take AA classes and everything and I'm not an alcoholic! I was just having fun with my friends! I mean yeah it was wrong for me to drive while I was intoxicated but I've been clean ever since and I never do drugs! But I just don't understand getting color code and being in the lever 2 program on my first offense and having a clean system! I'm irate about it but I guess there is nothing I can do about it other than deal with it. Just don't think it is fair.
Rick

Tuscaloosa, AL

#58 Nov 11, 2010
how long does the etg test test for? i had court on the 27th and had a few beers the day before and i haven't had a drop since court since it said refrain from alcohol prior to and during the program, and my CRP Evaluation is on the 16th will I be fine? thanks for your help FML
lady bird

Houston, TX

#59 Nov 29, 2010
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BinaW

Freeport, FL

#60 Dec 1, 2010
You can say what you wish, but ALL government forums are greedy money hungry blood sucking SOB's and if someone really wants to quit doing drugs or drinking they will in their own time and way.
Taking all their money IS NOT going to keep someone from getting their drug of choice!
There is government founding for ALL court programs! Any money collected from the victum is pocket liner for the blood suckers!
So unless you have been in the system, SHUT THE FUCK UP!!
Educated Citizen wrote:
court referral is a non-profit organization. all the money that is taken in each month is turned over to the state and the state cuts a check to the office for 80% of what they make. with that 80% they have to pay salaries, overhead for the office, all supplies, and if they use an actual lab to run the drug screens then they have to pay for the multimillion dollar machine it takes to run them. Coming in the door, your attorney should have explained what willo be required of you. If you didn't have an attorney, then let this be a lessoned learned... never go to court unrepresented. ALL drug and alcohol cases whether it is directly or indirectly related will come to CRO. The CRO did not arrest nor convict you. It is NOT their fault you are there. They are simply there to do their job and feed THEIR families. Please remember this. The only thing that seperates you from them is the one bad decision you have made... or multiple bad decisions for our repeat offenders. Now as far as money... you will have to pay the $75 evaluation fee. The evaluation will determine what level you will be put in. This includes looking at your priors, BAC if it was a DUI, the way you answer the oral questions, the way you answer the written questions, any prior history of treatment, and current and prior drug/alcohol use/abuse. After that you can receive Level 1-3. Level 1 requires 12 hrs of drug/alcohol classes ($295), 3 months monitoring ($30/month), and drug testing 1-2 times each month ($20/test). Level 2 24 hrs classes, 4 AA/NA meetings, 6 months monitoring, and drug testing 1-2 times each month. Level 3 means you must have a treatment assessment completed by a master's level clinician. This will determine if you qualify for Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP). If you qualify then you must complete IOP as directed by treatment, complete the recommeded AA/NA meetings (treatment will decide how many you need to attend), drug testing 1-2 times each month (could be more if treatment requires you to test with them, usually no more than once a week), and 9-24 months of monitoring (minimum 9, but if you fail to complete the program as required, you will have to keep reporting until all goals have been met). Therefore, L3 monitoring depends on the defendant. Some defendants are finished in 9 months and some need the full 24 months. Contrary to popular belief... CRO is not a money making process. CROs do not receive commission. As far as color code testing, it is the most effective method of testing because it is computer generated and completely random. In other words, not even the CRO knows when your colo will be called. You have from 7am-7pm to test. You must call 7 days a week 365 days a year and if your color is called you must test that day between 7 am and 7 pm. Some places are next day testing. So if your color is called today you must test tomorrow. You are observed because believe it or not people will try to cheat and sneak urine into the labs. Imagine that alcoholics and addicts lying, cheating, and using... unbelievable right? Still feel like CRO is infair? If you do judt remember that the defendant has a choice in court while standing before the Judge and DA. The defendant can take the original sentence which is jail or can take the suspended sentence with is CRO. The choice is theirs.
Phillip

Enterprise, AL

#61 Dec 8, 2010
The CRO program is a money making scam. I got a public intoxication and was placed in it for 1 year. I have been in it paying money, attending AA meetings. Have not failed a test, but have not gotten any closer to getting out. Supposed to go to rehab and then do classes, just for drinking beer. Before this I did not even do aspirin. Now I am having to do 4 drugs to get my blood pressure under control to attend rehab, or they keep me. The CRO is the new drug pushers for the pharmaceutical companies. Add to that that the AA meetings are not anonomous, little snitches are placed to report what U do to the CRO and judge.
Phillip

Enterprise, AL

#62 Dec 8, 2010
forgot, left out the fact been in it for 9 months and still waiting to get started on my way out. These pharmaceuticals have me screwing things up that I could have done in my sleep.
orange

United States

#63 Jun 8, 2011


The defendant can take the original sentence which is jail or can take the suspended sentence with is CRO. The choice is theirs.

B>S>

I tried to take jail and they made me take c.r.o. because it is a mother fuckiing money racket

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