What is IDRC?
The Intoxicated Driver’s Resource Center is a 12-hour education for prevention program that is mandated for all person’s convicted of a first, third, or multiple Driving Under the Influence offense. Attendance is mandatory as class participation takes the place of jail time. Jail time cannot be substituted for IDRC participation. Person’s convicted of a second offense and sentenced to 48 hours will be scheduled to complete their program in Passaic County at the regional IDRC center. Questions on the 48 hour program should be directed to: 973-777-2048.
Where will I attend?
A person is scheduled to attend the 12-hour IDRC program in their county of residence, regardless of where the offense took place or where an individual was convicted. A person will be scheduled to attend their 12-hour class based on the address that was provided to the court.
Directions to the Morris County IDRC:
Route 287 North to Exit 35.
Route 287 South to Exit 35.
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The Intoxicated Drivers Resource Center (IDRC) does not do original scheduling. The Intoxicated Drivers Program (IDP) in Trenton is responsible for scheduling each client. Each client will receive a scheduling notice in the mail; at the address given to the court. This process can take some time. For questions about scheduling, please call 609-588-7354.
The class fee is $230.00 payable by cash, money order, visa, or master card and is payable when you attend class. You will receive a receipt regardless of how you pay.
IDRC runs for 12 hours over a two-day period. Class runs from 9:00 am -3:15 pm both days; class days vary by county. Clients must attend both days consecutively to fulfill their legal requirement.
What happens if I do not attend the IDRC?
Attendance to the IDRC is a legal mandate. If a person does not attend the class then a noncompliance is filed which could result in jail time, additional license suspension, and a referral back to the IDRC.
Can I get my license back before I take the class?
If you are in good standing (i.e., fines paid and/or current, not previously scheduled to attend the class) you can get your license reinstated before taking the class. If your license is due back before you are scheduled to attend the class you can get your license back. If you do not attend the class when scheduled, your license will remain suspended or will be re-suspended until you have completed the class.
If you are a multiple offender with a ten year license suspension, you must contact the IDRC within your last year of license suspension to make arrangements for a multiple offender report to be submitted. You will not be able to get your license back without this report.