Welcome to North Alabama Court Referral Services, Inc.
North Alabama Court Referral Services (NACRS) was established in 1994 as a 501 (c) (3), non-profit corporation with the purpose of providing comprehensive alcohol and drug education to court-ordered and self-enrolled individuals. The agency administers the Court Referral Education Program and the Defensive Driving Program. We serve individuals in Jefferson, Blount, and St. Clair counties.
The Alabama Court Referral Education Program was created in 1985 to help reduce the number of alcohol and other drug-related crimes in the state. This program is not punishment. It provides participants with the opportunity to learn important information and to explore ways to change risky behavior that resulted in their becoming involved with the legal system. Participation in the court referral education program can have a positive impact on lives. It is up to participants to make the most of it.
The Mandatory Treatment Act of 1990 authorized the Court Referral Program. It requires all people who are convicted of an alcohol or drug-related offense to be evaluated and referred to an appropriate education and/or treatment program. At a minimum, every defendant who is not referred directly to drug or alcohol treatment is required to complete an alcohol and drug education program certified by the Administrative Office of the Courts. This law exists so that people who are in trouble because of their alcohol or other drug use receive the information and support they need to avoid future problems.
NACRS offers Level 1, Level 2, and Youth & Juvenile Court Referral Education Program classes through contract with the Administrative Office of Courts. In addition, we offer Alabama Driver Education Classes.
IMPORTANT NOTICE DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
North Alabama Court Referral Services is concerned about the health and safety of everyone who enters our doors. We are doing our part to spread the slow of COVID-19 by sanitizing our classrooms after each use, limiting the number of students per class, and requiring the use of hand sanitizer and the wearing of masks. Because of the necessity to reduce the number of students per classroom, your seat cannot be reserved until your balance is paid in full. This means that seats are filled on a first paid, first reserved basis. We suggest that you reserve your seat as early as possible to ensure that you are able to attend classes on the dates you requested. However, we will continue to do our best to allow you to complete within the month that you chose by opening up classes on Sundays, if necessary. After your payment is made, please check your email to see which class dates you have been assigned.