Columbia County Youthful Offenders Program (YOP) is a twelve (12) hour
that provides an alternative to Driver's License suspension.
Participants will develop an understanding of the negative impact Underage Drinking has on Families,
Education, Personal Well-Being and Achievement of long-term goals.
CMSU facilitates the Columbia County Youthful Offenders Program (YOP) Educational Classes:
Classes are typically held at the Bloomsburg
Town Hall, Bloomsburg, PA.
(Second Floor Conference Area).
If needed, the secondary location is the CMSU Recovery Central, Bloomsburg, PA.
are held on weekends, Saturday AND Sunday,
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Participants MUST attend both days, or repay the enrollment fee to reregister.
Please Note that when scheduling the YOP Classes, CMSU
acknowledges ONLY the Federal Holidays
and in thus, classes may be scheduled on holiday weekends that are not acknowledged by the Federal Government.
note, for those attending classes at Town Hall, there are parking limitations:
Town Hall Parking Map & Information
are YOP Class Rules that MUST be followed or Enrollees risk dismissal from the
YOP Class Rules
Class dates are scheduled/confirmed on an AS NEEDED BASIS (8+ registered participants required to confirm a class).
Enrollees are scheduled on a
ENROLLEES WILL NOT HAVE A CHOICE OF CLASS DATES.
Enrollees, once scheduled for classes, will NOT be given the opportunity
to reschedule the classes, unless an emergency arises.
If Enrollee chooses NOT to attend the class that they are scheduled for, for ANY reason other than an emergency,
they forfeit their enrollment fee and must pay the fee, again, in order to be rescheduled.
FAXES OR EMAILS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
AND CLASS SLOTS WILL NOT BE HELD PRIOR TO
THE RECEIPT OF THE COMPLETED ENROLLMENT FORM
WITH PROPER PAYMENT.
Click Link Below for Fillable Enrollment Form:
Please complete the fillable form, print the form, secure appropriate signature(s) and mail with payment to:
PO Box 219
Danville, PA 17821
IF YOU ARE COMPLETING THE FORM BY HAND, PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY
AND USE A PEN.
DO NOT USE A PENCIL TO COMPLETE THE FORM.
BE SURE TO SECURE YOUR SIGNATURE ON PAGE 2 AT THE BOTTOM
WHERE REQUESTED OR SECURE YOUR PARENT'S SIGNATURE IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 18.
THIS SIGNATURE SERVES AS YOUR OFFICIAL AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS OF THE PROGRAM.
BE SURE TO FULLY COMPLETE THE ENROLLMENT FORM AND PROVIDE
ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION,
INCLUDING COMPLETE AND PROPER MAILING ADDRESS(es).
BE SURE TO INCLUDE THE PROPER CITY/STATE/ZIP, COMPLETE EMAIL ADDRESS(es) and TELEPHONE NUMBER(S) INCLUDING CELLULAR NUMBER(s).
WALK-IN PAYMENT/ENROLLMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
must complete the Enrollment Form and mail it, along with their $175.00
(via Money Order - Personal Checks are NOT accepted and will be Returned).
DO NOT MAIL CASH.
(CMSU will NOT be responsible for lost payments or overpayments if cash is mailed).
MONEY ORDERS CAN BE ACQUIRED AT MANY DIFFERENT LOCATIONS,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
Bloomsburg University Store
Most Local Gas Stations
Local Grocery Stores
DO NOT ENDORSE OR SIGN THE BACK OF THE MONEY ORDER.
WRITE YOUR NAME ON THE "FROM" LINE OR PROVIDE YOUR SIGNATURE WHERE REQUESTED ON THE FRONT OF THE MONEY ORDER ONLY.
Money Order Should be Made Payable to: "CMSU YOP"
the Enrollment Form and Payment are received,
the Enrollees will be scheduled for the next available scheduled set of classes.
The YOP Enrollment Fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.
effort will be made to offer the classes to enrollees prior to their Summary
if the Enrollment Forms and Payments are received promptly and able to be processed timely.
It is STRONGLY
suggested that potential enrollees mail the Enrollment Form and Payment AS
SOON AS POSSIBLE
as the process is time sensitive.
PLEASE SEE VIDEO/INSTRUCTIONS BELOW FOR
PROPER FOLDING OF THE ENROLLMENT FORM, PLACEMENT IN #10 BUSINESS ENVELOPE
AND PROPER ADDRESSING OF THE BUSINESS ENVELOPE:
THE YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS PROGRAM IS FOR
FIRST-TIME OFFENDERS ONLY;
YOU MUST BE AT LEAST SIXTEEN (16) YEARS OF AGE
Any previous ALCOHOL RELATED CHARGES including but not limited too,
regardless of the final outcome,
renders you ineligible to partake of the Youthful Offenders Program.
Also, if you are charged with any ALCOHOL RELATED CHARGES at any time
during the process of completion of the Youthful Offender Program,
you will be immediately dismissed from the program thereby FORFEITING all class fees.
will be informed of the date of their scheduled classes via e-mail,
hard copy letter via United States Postal Service (if time allows) and
text message (if enrollee has an I-phone).
BE SURE TO PRINT ALL INFORMATION ON THE
ENROLLMENT FORM LEGIBLY OR SIMPLY TYPE THE INFORMATION INTO
THE FILLABLE FORM (link above), PRINT AND ADD SIGNATURE(S).
AGAIN, DO NOT USE A PENCIL TO COMPLETE THE FORM.
FOR THOSE THAT MAY BE TRAVELING TO ATTEND THE YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS PROGRAM:
traveling from outside of the immediate area to attend the YOP Classes,
please note that YOP Participants are responsible for their own lodging costs.
The nearest hotels are:
Upon completion of the classes, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion:
SHOULD KEEP THE ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE AND STORE IN A SAFE PLACE.
The original SHOULD be taken to the Summary Trial BUT KEPT BY THE PARTICIPANT.
Copies of the original certificate can be provided to the Court, arresting agencies, etc.
PLEASE NOTE: Copies of the certificates are NOT kept on file at CMSU.
is not responsible for any issues involving the legal outcome of this program.
All legal questions or concerns should be directed to the appropriate District Magistrate's Office:
Justice Richard Knecht
District Court 26-3-02
339 West Front Street
Berwick, PA 18603
Justice Russell Lawton
District Court 26-2-01
700 Sawmill Road, Suite 102
Bloomsburg, PA 17859
Justice Craig Long
District Court 26-3-03
400 Fisher Avenue
Catawissa, PA 17820
Justice Doug Brewer
District Court 26-3-01
673 North State Street
PO Box 180
Millville, PA 17846
Justice Marvin Shrawder
District Court 26-3-04
30 Woodbine Lane, Suite 1
Danville, PA, 17821
Questions: Please Contact Jenny Beaver @ (570)275-5422.