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Drug Diversion Program-Indio

Drug Diversion Program-Indio

The Awareness Group

Substance use education and counseling program as an alternative to jail time for court mandated clients ages 18 and older.

Services Offered

Alternative Sentencing • Court Ordered • Substance Use Counseling • Substance Use Education • Group Therapy


The Penal Code 1000, or "Drug Diversion," program typically replaces jail time with drug education classes for individuals convicted of a minor drug-related offense. Court mandated clients are granted a Deferred Entry of Judgement (PC1000) in exchange for completing the 16 week program. The program consists of:

-20 Hours of substance use education
-10 Hours of group counseling
-30 Minute enrollment interview
-30 Minute mid-program individual session
-30 Minute exit interview

The PC 1000 program is approved by Riverside County and will satisfy drug diversion program requirements for many courts across the state of California.


45926 Oasis St., Indio, CA 92201 33.7155179 -116.2202639

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


-Services are self-pay only: insurance is not accepted.
-There is an enrollment fee of $70, along with a weekly program fee of $27.Payment plans are available.
-Clients convicted outside of Riverside County may need approval from the convicting court to attend the program.


  • Adults accepted
  • Seniors accepted

How to Apply

All clients must be referred by the courts. After you have obtained a referral, call 760-342-1233 to schedule your enrollment. It is vital that you call as soon as possible, because your case may be returned to court if you fail to meet your enrollment deadline. Enrollment is by appointment only and takes approximately one hour. To protect your privacy, enrollment must be completed in person, and you should arrive alone for your appointment. You must bring the following to your appointment:

-All court paperwork
-Driver's license or ID card. (If participant would like office to submit proof of enrollment to DMV, office will need license number and date of arrest/violation).
-Payment for services, in the form of cash, credit/debit card, money order, or check.

Once enrolled, you can begin attending classes within 2 days and must begin attending classes within 21 days. Classes are offered Monday through Saturday: you must schedule an appointment to determine availability.

For more information, email or call 760-342-1233.