MUNICIPAL COURTS TO OFFER ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO EDUCATION FOR THE YOUTH IN HOUSTON!

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The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department (MCD) is now offering Alcohol Education Program for Minors (AEPM) and the Texas Tobacco Awareness Program (TYTAP) education to minors via the Juvenile Case Manager Program.  This program was developed in order to increase compliance and ensure successful satisfaction of judgment requirements by offering state mandated education for youth adjudicated of Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Tobacco or Public Intoxication as per the state statutes 106.071 of the Texas Alcoholic beverage Code and 161.252 of the Texas health and Safety Code.
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“I am pleased to announce that the Municipal Courts is now certified to offer these programs at reasonable rates to minors who may need to satisfy a court order from our court or a court of a different jurisdiction.   I am even more pleased to be able to offer the classes in English and Spanish,” said the Municipal Courts Director and Presiding Judge, Barbara E. Hartle.

The AEPM and TYTAP courses are administered by the MCD Juvenile Case Manager Program (JCMP) court based operations staff.  JCMP staff have been approved and certified to teach the courses by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

The classes are offered at the Herbert W. Gee Municipal Court House located in Downtown Houston at 1400 Lubbock.  The cost to those who are required to attend and complete these state mandated courses will be $40 for a two-day three hour AEPM class and $50 for a two-day four hour TYTAP class.  Both courses are offered in English and Spanish. To register for the classes please visit the City of Houston Municipal Courts Department website at: http://www.houstontx.gov/courts/index.html.