COLUMBIA COUNTY

YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS PROGRAM
(YOP)

 

The Columbia County Youthful Offenders Program (YOP) is a twelve (12) hour educational class
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:

Youthful Offenders Program Overall Process

Youthful Offenders Program Brochure

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The 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.

Classes 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.

Please note, for those attending classes at Town Hall, there are parking limitations:
Town Hall Parking Map & Information

There are YOP Class Rules that MUST be followed or Enrollees risk dismissal from the Class:
YOP Class Rules

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Class dates are scheduled/confirmed on an AS NEEDED BASIS (8+ registered participants required to confirm a class).

Enrollees are scheduled on a

FIRST-COME/FIRST-SERVE BASIS.

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.

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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.

Youthful Offenders Enrollment Explanation

Click Link Below for Fillable Enrollment Form:

Youthful Offenders Fillable Enrollment Form

Please complete the fillable form, print the form, secure appropriate signature(s) and mail with payment to:

CMSU YOP
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.

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Enrollees must complete the Enrollment Form and mail it, along with their $175.00 Enrollment Fee
(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:

Local Post Office

Local Banks

Bloomsburg University Store

CVS

Most Local Gas Stations

Most Local Grocery Stores

Walmart

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"

Once 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.

Every effort will be made to offer the classes to enrollees prior to their Summary Trial Date,
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.

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PLEASE SEE VIDEO/INSTRUCTIONS BELOW FOR

PROPER FOLDING OF THE ENROLLMENT FORM, PLACEMENT IN #10 BUSINESS ENVELOPE

AND PROPER ADDRESSING OF THE BUSINESS ENVELOPE:

 

How to Properly Fold A Business Letter & Place In a Business Envelope

 

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THE YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS PROGRAM IS FOR

FIRST-TIME OFFENDERS ONLY;

and
YOU MUST BE
AT LEAST SIXTEEN (16) YEARS OF AGE

TO PARTICIPATE.

Any previous ALCOHOL RELATED CHARGES including but not limited too, Underage DUI,
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.


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Enrollees 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).

PLEASE 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.

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FOR THOSE THAT MAY BE TRAVELING TO ATTEND THE YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS PROGRAM:

If 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:

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Upon completion of the classes, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion:

Certificate of Completion (example)

PARTICIPANTS 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.

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PLEASE NOTE:

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
Voice: (570)759-0359
Fax: (570)759-9230

District Court 26-3-02
339 West Front Street
Berwick, PA 18603
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Justice Russell Lawton
Voice: (570)784-1868
Fax: (570)784-9061

District Court 26-2-01
700 Sawmill Road, Suite 102
Bloomsburg, PA 17859
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Justice Craig Long
Voice: (570)356-2309
Fax: (570)356-2019

District Court 26-3-03
400 Fisher Avenue
Catawissa, PA 17820
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Justice Doug Brewer

Voice: (570)458-5501
Fax: (570)458-0252

District Court 26-3-01
673 North State Street
PO Box 180
Millville, PA 17846

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Justice Marvin Shrawder
Phone:  (570)271-3022
Fax:  (570)271-3089

District Court 26-3-04
30 Woodbine Lane, Suite 1
Danville, PA, 17821

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Questions: Please Contact Jenny Beaver @ (570)275-5422.