Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC)

Purpose:

All drivers who are convicted of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) / Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Refusal of the Breathalyzer are required to complete a twelve (12) hour or forty-eight (48) hour IDRC program. All county IDRC Programs comply with Chapter 162 Intoxicated Driving Program Regulations. Non-compliant offenders face revocation of their licenses and possible incarceration.

Program:

The Hudson County twelve (12) hour Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC), provides a mandatory two day education program. The program includes two consecutive days, Saturday and Sunday, six (6) hours each day. You must complete two consecutive days to fulfill the education requirements. The class hours are 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Screening/Referral/Monitoring:

In addition each client is screened by a Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor or a Licensed Clinical Alcohol / Drug Counselor and, if warranted, referred for a drug and alcohol assessment. The IDRC program is under the Intoxicated Drivers Program of New Jersey, Trenton, New Jersey and the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. All clients referred to treatment are monitored throughout the treatment process by the IDRC; this includes monitoring the treatment of Hudson County residents who have been convicted of a second DUI and mandated to attend a 48 hour regional IDRC program.

Payment can be submitted by credit card – click here to make a payment

Contact Us

Administrative Office Location

830 Bergen Avenue 5A

Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

Our dedicated line for questions or for more information is open during normal business hours (Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm).

That dedicated number is: 201-209-2810

Fax: 201-395-5611

Walk In Hours

Monday, Wednesday & Friday Only

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

*It is recommended to call prior to waking in for assistance as many matters may be resolved via telephone*

Hudson County Superior Court- Jury Management Room

595 Newark Avenue, 4th Floor

Jersey City, NJ 07306

What To Bring
• Photo ID is required (i.e. driver’s license, passport/visa, work/school ID, etc.).
• Class fee must be paid on or before the first day of class. Class fee is $264 and money orders or online credit card payment is accepted.
• It is recommended that you bring lunch. You will be provided with a 30-minute lunch break. There is a microwave to warm up food in the jury room. Snack and soda machines are also available.

Parking

Parking is not available on site. Local lots and metered street parking is available in the area.

Public Transportation

Path TrainJournal Square Station schedule available on website panynj.gov

New Jersey Transit schedule available on website njtransit.com

You may reschedule your assigned class for the following reasons:

  • Health Emergency
  • Death in the Family
  • Documented Work Emergency
  • Family Emergency

Documentation such as a doctor’s note, obituary notice or a note from your employer is necessary when rescheduling a class.

Special Population Accommodations

Please notify the IDRC two weeks prior to your scheduled attendance if you have a disability and will require assistance. If you do not speak English, you can bring an interpreter to assist you during class. If you speak Spanish, please request to be scheduled for a Spanish IDRC class.

Additional Contact Information

Intoxicated Driving Program
Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services
NJ Department of Human Services
PO BOX 365
Trenton, NJ 08625-0365
Phone: 609-815-3100

NJ Division of Mental Health & Addiction Services
Telephone: 609-292-5760
https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmhas/home/
Addictions Hotline: 211

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