|Days||Office Hours||Urinalysis Hours (Shift 1)||Urinalysis Hours (Shift 2)|
|Monday||11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.||11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.||
3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
|Tuesday||8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||No Testing|
|Wednesday||8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||No Testing|
|Thursday||9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.||1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Friday||8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||No Testing|
To direct all eligible first time offenders charged with misdemeanor drug crimes out of the court system and into programs that provide an opportunity to change behavior through drug testing, education, treatment and community service, and to assist offenders in avoiding a criminal record.
The IPSA program is a substance abuse and intervention strategy that provides diversion from prosecution for some individuals charged with minor crimes involving substance abuse. The IPSA program also offers Judges a sentencing option for offenders who have mild to moderate substance abuse problems and limited criminal histories.
The information provided in the drug education classes are an essential part of the overall effort to assist participants in maintaining a drug and arrest-free lifestyle. Certain participants are deemed required to complete the four, 1.5 hour classes offered. In addition to the below four classes we offer an exclusive drug education class, once a month, focusing on Marijuana use. The information provided in this marijuana education class is an essential part of the overall effort to assist participants in abstaining from marijuana. A review of laws and penalties associated with marijuana use are reviewed. Participants are given information about using marijuana and addiction and ways to address identified issues in treatment and self-help group options. Certain participants are deemed required to complete the 2.5 hour class offered. The classes are as follows:
Pursuant to Montgomery County Code 13.27.01 and Regulation 13.19.01.01 of the Montgomery County Code (COMCOR), the Intervention Program for Substance Abusers (IPSA) shall assess each client a fee for program services. Fees for program services are reviewed by the Montgomery County Council under method (3), Code Section 2A-15, and subject to periodic change.Fee is $350 for the full IPSA program, $150 for the abbreviated IPSA Program and $100 for our Marijuana program track.
|Frank Rini||Manager, Diversion Unit||(240) 777-5444|
|Kayi Somado-Hemazro||Correctional Specialist||(240) 777-5443|
|Jasmyne Johnson||Correctional Specialist||(240) 777-5434|
|Rose Marie Deans||Laboratory Technician||(240) 777-5445|
|Hashan Chowdhury||Laboratory Technician||(240) 777-5414|