Court-Ordered Programs

BSCS is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our communities. We partner with the court system to provide services that provide clinical supports, education, and resources to individuals who have come to the attention of law enforcement and the legal system.

BSCS is licensed and approved by the Department of Public Health-Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS) to provide First Offender and Second Offender Impaired Driving and Intimate Partner Abuse Education services.

For contact information, please refer to the specific programs below.

Massachusetts Impaired Driver-First Offender Program (MID)

Individuals who have been found to be impaired while driving are required to participate in the MA Impaired Driving (MID) program, formerly referred to as Driver Alcohol Education (DAE) program, to have their driving license reinstated.

Individuals who have been charged with a first offense of impaired driving will participate in a 40-hour structured program that includes an intake interview, sixteen weekly psychoeducational groups, two self-help meetings, a victim impact forum and an exit interview. If additional supports are needed referrals will be offered to participants.

Individuals may qualify for a hardship (Cinderella) license after the intake interview is completed.

For more information and to schedule an intake interview, please contact the site that is most convenient for you.

  • Norwood ~ 781-762-0060 x10 or x11
  • Quincy ~ 617-471-8400 x129
  • Weymouth ~ 617-471-8400 x129

Funding Source

Participants are required to self-pay. Please note the rates are set by the state. Some funding may be available for those experiencing financial hardship.


Second Offender Aftercare Program (SOA)

Individuals who have multiple impaired driving offenses require additional supports. Participants in the SOA program will complete a clinical intake assessment and will be referred to group and/or individual sessions. The frequency and duration of treatment is individualized based on need, but on average, consists of weekly sessions for a least six months, and then transitions to monthly sessions. Ongoing treatment planning and assessment of treatment goals will occur on a quarterly basis. Your clinician will also work with you to identify any additional supports such as individual counseling/self-help meetings.

Participants may enroll in the BSCS Second Offender Aftercare (SOA) program before or after the completion of the mandatory 2-week Driving Under the Influence of Liquor (DUIL) program. You will receive details on the DUIL program from the courts.

Funding Source

Insurance may provide coverage for this service. Self-pay options are also available, as is funding for those experiencing financial hardship.

For more information and to schedule an intake interview, please contact:

Quincy ~ 617-471-8400 x100

The BSCS Project SAFE is a continuum of programs designed to provide specialized, non-judgement, trauma focused, effective services to individuals who need psychoeducational support to learn how to effectively manage his/her/their anger, emotions, aggression, and violent behaviors.

Intimate Partner Abuse Education Program

This program is a 40-week psychoeducational group program for individuals who have used abusive or aggressive behaviors in their intimate relationships. Participants may refer themselves or may be referred by the Probate Courts, Correctional Systems, Department of Children and Families (DCF) or other providers.

The group curriculum is designed to assist participants in understanding the underlying basis, behaviors, and patterns of abusive and/or violent tactics in intimate relationships. The facilitators provide non-judgmental supports, education, and alternatives to participants so that he/she/they can develop safe actions, healthy belief systems and relationships.

Funding Source

Participants are required to self-pay the rates that the state has established. Some funding may be available for those experiencing financial hardship.


Generalized Violence Intervention Program (Women/Men/Non-Binary)

Individuals participating in this service may be referred by the courts, self, correctional systems, Department of Children and Families or other providers. This 15-week psycho-educational program focuses on individuals who are struggling with anger management and use physical means of expression. Please note this program is not available for individuals who have been mandated by the court to the Intimate Partner Abuse Education program.

The facilitator focuses on providing psycho-educational groups that address the participants belief systems, healthy communication, developing coping skills and identifying and utilizing alternatives to violence in a trauma informed manner.

BSCS provides specialized groups for Women, Men, and Non-Binary individuals.

Funding Source

Participants are required to self-pay the rates that the state has established. Some funding may be available for those in need.


Adolescent Dating Violence/Other Teen Violence Intervention

This 15-week psychoeducational program is designed to assist youth between the ages of 14-17 in understanding how his/her/their aggressive and violent behaviors impact others and can have lifelong consequences.

Group facilitators provide education, alternatives, and coping skills to assist youth in addressing aggressive and violent behaviors in dating, interpersonal, employment, and parental/guardian relationships.

Funding Source

Participants are required to self-pay the rates that the state has established. Some funding may be available for those in need.

For more information on any of these Project SAFE Programs, please contact the location that is most convenient for you.

  • Norwood ~ 781-762-0060 x10 or x11
  • Quincy ~ 617-471-8400 x129 or x179