Minor In Possession Class

Click HERE to register for the Minor in Possession Class.

Click HERE for a map to the Martin Luther King Jr. Education Center.

What material is covered during the youth potion of the class?

  • Looking at my substance use
  • How does alcohol and marijuana impact me?
  • Getting the facts: alcohol and marijuana
  • Consequences of my substance use
  • Risk Factors
  • Protective Factors
  • Patterns of Use
  • Weighing the Costs and Benefits

    What material is covered during the parent portion of the class?

    • Responding to a MIP incident
    • Underage drinking
    • Warning signs of teen drug abuse
    • Teen proofing your house
    • Social media concerns

      Is the class mandatory?

      The class is mandatory for youth who have received a Minor in Possession or Purchase (MIP) allegation and their parent(s)/guardian(s). Failure to register and attend the MIP class may result in a petition being filed with the Juvenile Court.

      When are classes held?

      The class occurs on the third Wednesday of each month. Classes usually fill two weeks in advance. We do not maintain a waiting list.

      Where is the class held?

      Martin Luther King Jr. Education Center
      2515 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
      Eugene, OR 97401
      (Across from Autzen Stadium)

      How do I get to the Martin Luther King Jr. Education Center (2515 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd)?
      From MLK Jr. Blvd, turn north onto Scout Access Road and then follow the signs to MLK.  We are located behind Pathways and adjacent to the Stepping Stones Lodge in the refurbished Armory building.

      How long is the class?

      The Minor in Possession class is a one-time, two-hour class held on the third Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. You must attend the entire class to earn the Certificate of Attendance.

      Who is required to attend?

      Youth who have received a Minor in Possession or Purchase (MIP) allegation and their parent(s)/guardian(s).

      Do youth and parents attend the class together?

      Youth and parents attend the first five minutes of class together. After the first five minutes of class, parents will attend separate break-out sessions from youth.

      Is childcare provided?

      No, childcare is not provided during the class. Please make alternate arrangements for any children who are not required to attend the class.

      Are we permitted to bring a guest to the class?

      Nonpaying guests are not allowed at the class.

      How many people are in the class?

      The class size average is 30 youth and their parent(s)/guardian(s).

      Who teaches the class?

      The youth portion of the class is taught by a Senior Juvenile Counselor who is knowledgeable and experienced in the types of issues that arise when youth engage in substance use behaviors.

      The parent portion of the class is facilitated by therapists from Center for Family Development Inc., Centro Latino, and Looking Glass Community Services.

      How do I register for a class?

      You may register online by clicking here.
       

      If you would like to register by mail, print the registration form and mail it along with full payment. Your registration will not be processed without full payment.

      Registration closes at 8:00 a.m. on the Friday before class. We do not have a waiting list.

      How much does the class cost?

      The class costs $30 per youth and is nonrefundable. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. If you do not attend the class for which you registered, you will need to re-register and pay another $30 to attend class on another date. There is no cost for parent(s)/guardian(s).

      Are fee discounts for this class available?

      Families receiving SNAP benefits may qualify for a one-time, 50% reduction of the class fee. Contact us at diversion@co.lane.or.us for more information. 

      The fee discount is valid only for one class registration per youth. If you do not attend the class for which you registered, you must pay the $30 class fee in full to attend on a later date.

      What if I have to cancel, reschedule, or did not show for the class I registered for?

      You will have to re-register and pay another $30 to attend class on another date.

      Where do I find parking?

      Parking is available on the south side of the building. 

      Can I smoke in the building?

      No, smoking is not permitted in or around the building. Participants are not allowed to leave the building, so do not plan to smoke during breaks.

      Do I need to bring anything?

      Bring a sweater or other layered clothing. You may also wish to bring a beverage and snack. You must stay in the building during breaks, so be sure to bring everything you need with you when you arrive for class. If you leave the building for any reason, you will not be able to return to class.

      How do I contact Youth Services staff with additional questions?

      You may email us with additional questions. Click here.