Baby Basics is a Shaken Baby Syndrome prevention program. This one-session lesson is available to any group. May be presented as part of living skills classes, baby-sitter certification classes, parenting or community education programs in school or community settings. Funding is provided by the Superior Child Abuse and Neglect Coalition (Childrenâ€™s Trust). This program is free in Houghton, Keweenaw and Baraga counties.
Alcohol Highway Safety (AHS) is an educational program for individuals who are court ordered to attend for motor vehicle offenses of driving while impaired or driving under the influence. There are two classes, four hours each, in this program. These are scheduled approximately every other month. There is a $100 fee for this program.
Victim Impact Panel / (VIP) is a two-hour presentation by a panel made up of speakers that have seen the effects of alcohol-impaired driving. Speakers may include law enforcement, emergency medical technicians, substance abuse professionals, and primary victims or family members of alcohol- related traffic offenses/accidents. A short video may also be shown, and a discussion may follow the panel presentation. Who should attend? First-time, impaired-driving offenders who have a court referral; Minor In Possession offenders who have a court referral. Other government agencies or employers may also refer. Panels are scheduled only when a sufficient number of referrals are received. There is a $20 fee for this program.