Who is the IDCMP (Impaired Driver - Care Management Program) For?
* A person Convicted of DWI or a DUI in NH or any other State
* First Offense, Subsequent or Multiple Offenses, Aggravated DWI, Underage DWI
I have already enrolled at another IDCMP, can I do Chrysalis’s weekend program or education class in Manchester, Concord, Franklin or Northwood?
Yes! You can attend any of the State of NH approved IDCMP programs education. If you are coming to Chrysalis from another agency please call us at 603-998-4210 to schedule your weekend or weekly class. We will conduct a FREE intake - called an Education Only Intake - for someone just taking our 20 hour class only.
How Do I Get My License Back?
In all types of convictions, clients must have a Successful Completion from a state approved IDCMP in order to be eligible for license reinstatement. All IDCMP’s notify the courts, prosecutors, DMV, attorney (if applicable) and BDAS thru all client intakes, completion of evaluations, completions of programs, compliance reports and non-compliance reports and transfers. When you have completed all the required steps, turned in all documents and paid all fees - you will be completed and get your license back. This process can last from one week, to years, depending on the client.
Can I take this class other reasons?
Yes! Sometimes other people need to take this class following a SAP evaluation to complete an alcohol and drug education program, other times a court order or parent requests a person to complete an education program. Our curriculum is a 20 hour program which uses an evidence based best practice curriculum thru prime for life, and we additionally have added many group and individual activities to this program.
I do not have insurance and cannot afford the recommended counseling, what can I do?
If you do not have insurance, please know that NH Medicaid may be eligible to you. If you are unemployed or do have insurance offered through your work, help is available! For more info please go to: www.nheasy.nh.gov and check your eligibility. Also our staff are all knowledgeable about the NH options. If you still are not eligible for insurance, Chrysalis offers a Sliding Scale fee for all counseling and evaluation services. We also offer all active duty and veteran clients have 10% off every session.
What Do I Need To Do To Get My License Back? What are the Steps are the DWI or DUI program following my Conviction?
(Call as soon as possible after conviction, the law mandates you are in for intake within 14 days so call to get scheduled and learn what documents you need to bring. You will need time to get your necessary documentation needed - see below)
- Call us at 603-998-4210 for your PHONE ADMISSION – 15-20 min phone call.
(We enter your demographics and conviction data into database and enroll you). During this call we will go over your required documents, associated fees and answer any questions you may have about the IDCMP. You will be scheduled for you intake on this call.
- Keep your appointment for your scheduled intake! Per state law, clients will be responsible to pay for missed intake appointments $75, regardless if you go to another agency, you will be required to pay fees owed to all IDCMP's prior to reinstatement. State wide database will show if you have previously called/enrolled into another program.
- Complete your INTAKE/SCREENING at any of our 4 locations for the IDCMP program within 14 days of your conviction. (*If you served jail time you have 30 days from the date of your release to have your intake appointment.)
- If you are doing an Education Only Transfer to our agency (you have already had intake at another IDCMP and just are taking our class) your Intake (*Free) will be one hour before your first class with our program. See below for details of what to bring to intake and what intake appointment consists of.
- If it is determined that you need an EVALUATION - this must be done within 30 days of your conviction. (If you went to jail, within 60 days from your release of HOC.)
- Some people will need to complete a Substance Use Disorder Evaluation – if screened positive during intake (The evaluation is required for aggravated, 2nd or more DWI, underage DWI). If aftercare treatment is required, you may begin counseling sessions, even before you take the 20 Hr. Education piece. During this evaluation, the client and counselor will develop a Service Plan - which will outline any aftercare requirements that have been established by the rules developed by BDAS. The clinician conducting the eval will give clients a list of providers in their area, and clients can always choose to stay at Chrysalis for their Counseling.
- If you were screened positive and needed to complete an Evaluation – then you are required to complete 1-2x per month (until you have been completed from our program). CARE/CASE MANAGEMENT contacts are conducted over phone calls or in person visits with our Case Managers. These contacts are required, per the State of NH Statutes.
- If you had counseling sessions recommended in your SERVICE PLAN / EVALUATION – you are required to begin counseling within 30 days of the last session of the evaluation. You are required to be complaint with this service plan. Failure to do so will result in not getting your license back. Sometimes people think they can just not do the counseling and wait the full term of license loss and get license back – this is false.
- If AFTERCARE or TREATMENT was recommended following your evaluation - you must successfully complete all counseling sessions and the LADC/MLADC must have sent the IDCMP a completion report, so we may release you for re-licensure. (Note the counselor has 5 business days after last session to send report. The IDCMP has 5 business days to send completion to DMV and court and the DMV/Court have 5 business days to have your file and license ready. Please plan accordingly.)
- If you need to complete COUNSELING or IOP as part of your service plan, please ask your case manager about NH Easy - which will screen clients for insurance eligibility which covers not only counseling, but all medical services. ALSO PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU CAN DO YOUR COUNSELING WITH US HERE AT CHRYSALIS IN ANY OF OUR 4 LOCATION IF YOU CHOOSE TO. THIS WILL MAKE THE PROCESS FASTER IN MOST CASES!
- Complete your 20 Hour State Approved Education program (referred to by the state as IDEP - impaired driver education program or WIDEP - weekend impaired driver education program.) at any of our 4 locations, or get it done in one weekend at our renovated motel where you have a private bedroom/bathroom/double bed/cable tv in room.
- Following the completion of your education component, we will issue clients a COMPLIANCE REPORT to bring to the court or give to your attorney. This document is only issued if you have all your necessary documents in, fees are paid up to date, and if you were required to do counseling – you must have started your counseling. This document will allow you to file your 'Motion for Early Reinstatement'. This process can take a number of weeks within the court system. Once you are given this document - it is the client’s responsibility to deliver it to the court and request the motion. You will not get your license back without completing this step! If you wait until the last minute to do this, you will be delayed a number of weeks.
- Payment in Full of all fees for the IDCMP, and to the Treasurer - State of NH. Client must also be paid in Full for all Aftercare / Treatment sessions.
- All program components require: On Time Attendance and Active Participation in the Program.
- Following the successful completion of the program and service plan requirements, and payment of all fees, a COMPLETION REPORT will be sent to the Court and DMV within 5 business days. Likewise, any non-compliance reports, terminations etc. will also be sent to the DMV, the referring Court and prosecutor, and BDAS.
- You may then go to the DMV and apply for re-licensure when you are reinstatable. You will need to ensure you have any DMV required needs in place such as: Interlock or SR-22.
What does "IDCMP" Mean?
Impaired Driver Care Management Program - successful completion of the IDCMP is mandatory for reinstatement. As of December 2013, within the State of New Hampshire there are 7 approved IDCMP programs throughout the state.
To see the list of State of NH approved IDCMP programs click here
What are the total costs of the IDCMP?
** Discount of 10% off for all our Veterans on Intake & Eval DWI services.**
*****PLEASE NOTE - not all IDCMP's are telling clients about all the fees during their first call. ALL IDCMP programs charge the same fees described below. Some programs charge fees up front, while other programs charge fees at the end. Regardless when it is charged, all clients in all IDCMP programs across the state will be assessed the same fees.*****
$75 Intake - Due at intake
$70 payable to: Treasurer State of NH - MUST BE IN A MONEY ORDER (*unless in reduced fee program) – Due at intake
$200 Evaluation (if required) – Due at Eval (can be paid at intake)
$300 Impaired Driver Education Program/Class
$350 Out of State Intake *if client is not a NH resident*
*** + $185 for Single Room or $140 more for a Shared Room for Our Quick Weekend overnight program Fri-Sun - (You can elect this ADDITION TO EDUCATION/CLASS ($300 directly above) to get the class done quickly / less rides to get. Extra fee for meals and room. ***
$60 Case Management Fee – if you screened positive and needed an Eval which resulted in Service Plan. This is a monthly required contact x2, until the completion of the program.
*$75 – No Call No Show Fee or Cancellation with less than 24 hours for Intake.
*$100 – No Call No Show Fee or Cancellation with less than 24 hours for Evaluation.
* Not Common – but if you were to request a hearing at the DMV you pay $100 per day - for each day CRC is required to attend court sentencing about a client’s non-compliance with program.
What is the Reduced Fee for Hardship and Who Qualifies?
If you are on:
- TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families)
- Social Security Disability
- APTD (Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled)
- Old age assistance
- Veteran Financial Assistance
then you can qualify for a hardship. You will need to bring to your first appointment proof of your enrollment in the above program. Clients who are approved shall be eligible to save money in two areas:
1. Reduced Fee clients will NOT BE REQUIRED to pay $70 to the Treasurer State of NH
2. Reduced Fee clients will have the education class fee cut in half. (From $300 to $150).
What Happens During the Intake Appointment? What Do I Need to Bring for the Intake Appointment?
During the Intake Appointment clients will be given orientation to the program and its requirements, sign required enrollment forms, sign relevant release of information forms, complete required standardized testing and this data will be computed to determine the findings of the likelihood of a substance use disorder based upon NH Code of Administrative Rules. You may be required to complete an Evaluation. If you are required to complete an evaluation (see below) and you traveled a distance, request to have the evaluation done the same day - if our scheduling allows, following the intake. If that is not available, you will be scheduled for an evaluation with our LADC/MLADC.
What to Bring To Your Intake/Screening Appointment:
1. A recent current original certified copy of your NH DMV record and a current DMV record from any state where you have had a previous DWI and/or where you currently hold a driver’s license. To obtain you NH DMV record, please click here.
2. The Department of Safety Notice of Suspension/Revocation indicating the Conviction. (Mailed from the DMV)
3. The District Court or Superior Court Order given to you in Court, indicating your Conviction. (Given to you in court)
4. Documentation of the blood tests or Breathalyzer tests done, or documentation of your refusal to complete the BAC or blood tests. (Often given at time of arrest).
5. A copy of your Arrest Report with Narrative – or Discovery – from the police station that arrested you for your DWI. (Call, mail or go to the police station where you were arrested to make the request.)
5. If you have previously completed an Impaired Driver program within the past 5 years of your last conviction, prior to your completion from us we will need to have proof of your completion from that state approved program.
6. $70.00 Money Order made payable to the "Treasurer - State of New Hampshire". This must be collected at intake, and failure to have this check will result in Intake being cancelled and client will be responsible for paying the missed appointment fee of $75. This fee may be waived if the client is found to be eligible for the Reduced Fee's For Hardship (He-A 505.02). (In that event the check will be returned to you). Please see below for more information about who is eligible for Reduced Fee's.
7. Payment to CRC-IDCMP for Intake which is $75 in cash/check/money order or credit card.
What does the Evaluation Consist Of?
In order for the evaluation to be completed, we prefer to have a copy of your arrest report and narrative. Any evaluation conducted without the arrest report will be subject to the review of the arrest report and narrative and any changes or inaccuracies may result in a revised service plan.
The evaluation will be conducted by a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, LADC or a MLADC or someone actively working towards licensure that meets He-A 500 rules. During the evaluation you will be assessed and evaluated thru verbal and written methods. Urine drug screen or breathalyzer screening is possible.
Do I have to Call My Case Manager Back?
YES! You are required by law to have at least twice monthly contacts with the IDCMP programs. When your case manager calls, we require a return phone call within 24 hours. Failure to return our calls will result in a non-compliance - even if we like you! We need to do our job, so please do yours. :)
If I just don't want to do this program, or don't have the money....can I just not get my license back early, and wait the full loss time and then go the the DMV and get my license?
NO! This is a common misconception. Clients are usually offered a deal in court - something like "9 months loss of license, but if someone successfully completes an IDCMP program they can file a Motion for Early Reinstatement after 3 months loss of license". Some people think that if they just want the full 9 months, that they are not required to complete an IDCMP. This is inaccurate. You will suffer additional months of loss of license while you complete the required IDCMP and possible counseling. No person can get their license back after a DWI or a DUI without a successful IDCMP completion.
What happens if I just decide not to do this program once I Have enrolled? Or what if I am not participating in the calls for care management or completing required components?
If a client is not in compliance with us or any IDCMP, the program is required to notify:
1. The DMV
2. The Court
3. The Bureau of Alcohol and Drugs - DHHS
4. The client - of the notice of non-compliance being sent
Why does a Non-Compliance Matter??
The Court and the Prosecutor, as well as the DMV have the right and often do Impose the remaining Sentence. Once a Non-Compliance is issued, clients are UNABLE to get any Early Reinstatement. Additionally, the court has the right to schedule a hearing and impose remaining sentence. Our advice, is stay compliant, stay in contact with your case manager and ask any and all questions when you have them.