Teen Learning Control Program

Background

Dear Young Driver,

Welcome to Teens Learning Control (TLC)! The TLC Program is aimed at young drivers age 20 and under who are convicted of various driving offenses ranging from a broken tail light to driving under the influence, as well as any other offenses at the Court’s discretion. Unfortunately, automobile accidents are the leading cause of death among young people. The goal of the TLC Program is to educate you and prevent negative driving behaviors in the future. The program also attempts to provide fundamental skills that can be applied to all areas of life.

Depending on your particular traffic offense(s), you will be placed in one of the five TLC Modules. Each module has different requirements including some combination of educational videos, exams, driver’s educational classes, interactive peer groups, seminars and community service.

YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE PROGRAM WITHIN 72 HOURS OF SENTENCING

I. REGISTRATION: Three (3) Steps

Step 1: Assessment

Carefully read and completely fill out this Assessment Form, print and fax to (404) 588-5995 or email to tlanders@atlantaga.gov, slpayne@atlantaga.gov or aosmith@atlantaga.gov.

Step 2: Module Assignment

Please review the Module to which you were assigned at court. Each Module form identifies specific program steps/requirements. Complete the form, sign and fax to (404) 588-5995 or email to tlanders@atlantaga.gov, slpayne@atlantaga.gov or aosmith@atlantaga.gov. If you were not given any information regarding which Module is applicable to your sentence, please contact one of the TLC Coordinators.

TLC Coordinators Tekeema Landers (404)588-5905 Sabrina Payne (404)588-5915 Ajah Smith (404)588-5913

Step 3: Community Service Requirements

Modules II, III, IV and V include a community service component. Please carefully read the Community Service Waiver and Community Service Assignment Sheet. Print both and sign. The community service assignment sheet contains specific program requirements as well as space to log your community service hours. You will be responsible for maintaining documentation of all community service hours completed. Once your community service hours are complete, please turn in all documentation to a TLC Coordinator.

Module III Participants: An additional Defensive Driving Course is mandatory; it must be a state certified 6-8 hour course. (This is separate from the ALIVE At 25 class you must also attend). For information on the Defensive Driving Course, please contact the Department of Driver Services for a state certified driver improvement clinic.

Please fax or email the following documents:

  1. Assessment (completed)
  2. Module Requirement Form (signed)
  3. Community Service Waiver (signed) Fax: (404) 588-5995/ Email: tlanders@atlantaga.gov, slpayne@atlantaga.gov or aosmith@atlantaga.gov.

THIS COMPLETES YOUR REGISTRATION. PLEASE CONTINUE TO MODULE COMPLETION.

II. MODULE COMPLETION:

Once registration forms are completed and faxed or emailed to the TLC division of the Community Court, immediately start the completion of your Module Requirements. Documentation of completed requirements are to be turned in two (2) business days before your compliance hearing or reset date. You may return the completed documents via fax, email or in person to the Community Court office; however, please make all copies beforehand. NO documentation will not be accepted by TLC staff on the day of your compliance hearing or reset date.

Step 1: Register for FYI/C=C Class

FYI/C=C classes are offered by the TLC/Court staff. Classes are assigned based on availability. There is one class with two separate components as described below.

FYI/C=C Class Description: Part 1: For Your Information (FYI) This class is designed to educate participants on basic traffic laws and the effects of violating these laws. This class should ultimately assist participants in deterring negative behavior in the future.

Part 2: Choices Equal Consequences (C=C) This class is designed to address the areas of decision making, peer pressure and self reflection as well as explore positive ways of dealing with life’s pressures.

You are entirely responsible for registration and travel arrangements to arrive to class on time. Once registration is completed, please contact a TLC coordinator to schedule a class. Registration for this class must be made by phone, email or in person.

TLC Coordinators Tekeema Landers (404)588-5905 Sabrina Payne (404)588-5915 Ajah Smith (404)588-5913

No Walk-ins will be accepted on the day of the class.

Step 2: Register and Attend Additional Classes: MADD VIP, ALIVE At 25, Defensive Driving Courses, and the Teen Victim Impact Program.

MADD VICTIM IMPACT PANEL INFORMATION: MADD Victim Impact Panel is one of MADD’s most widely recognized programs. This panel gives victims and survivors of drunk driving crashes an opportunity to share their story with offenders, probationers and traffic violators. MADD Panels aim to prevent underage drinking, convert careless attitudes and behaviors as well as reduce impaired driving recidivism rates.

Visit www.madd.org for class dates, times and locations. Questions? Contact the MADD State Office at (770) 615-3737 (Main) or (888) 833-6033 (Toll Free).

ALIVE At 25 INFORMATION: Alive At 25 is a Defensive Driving Course that specifically addresses issues and situations affecting drivers between the ages of 16 and 24. The highly interactive four-hour program teaches young adults to take control as drivers and passengers. Through real-world experiences, group discussion and interactive media segments, Alive At 25 is a fun way to learn an important message about responsibility and accountability.

Please click the links below to view dates, times and registration information. [National Safety Council](http://www.nsc.org/Connect/Chapters-Training-Centers/Pages/georgia.aspx?utm_medium=(none) Peachtree DUI & Defensive Driving School Nathan’s Driving School, Inc. Randall Safety Consulting, LLC Safety 1st of Georgia, LLC

DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE INFORMATION: (For Module III participants only) The Defensive Driving Course must be a state certified 6-8 hour course. Contact the Department of Driver Services for a state certified driver improvement clinic.

TEEN VICTIM IMPACT PROGRAM: The Teen Victim Impact Program was specifically designed to encourage proper seat belt use, emphasize the dangers of cell phones while driving and educate young drivers about the consequences of speeding. Register at www.tvip.org.

III. OUT OF STATE TLC MODULE COMPLETION: “I AM OUT OF STATE. HOW CAN I COMPLETE THIS PROGRAM?”

Step 1: Register with the Program. Verification of “out of state” status will be confirmed by a TLC Coordinator. Participants who live and/or attend college out of state are eligible for this module.

**Step 2: Once your “out of state” status is confirmed, complete the Alternative FYI/C=C Class Assignment. For information concerning the Teenage and Adult Driver Responsibility Act, please view the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Link.

You will also be able to complete Alive At 25 and the MADD VIP (Victim Impact Panel) courses in a local county near you. Please refer to the previous section to locate the Alive at 25 and MADD VIP chapters nearest you.

Module III Out of State Participants: An additional Defensive Driving Course is mandatory; it must be a state certified 6-8 hour course. (This is separate from the Alive At 25 class you must also attend). For information on a Defensive Driving Course, please contact the Department of Driver Services for a state certified driver improvement clinic in your area.

Please Note: Once registration forms are completed and faxed or emailed to the TLC office, start the completion of your Module Requirements immediately. Documentation of completed requirements are to be turned in two (2) business days before your compliance hearing or reset date. You may return the completed documents via fax, email or in person to the TLC office; however, please make all copies beforehand. NO documentation will not be accepted by TLC staff on the day of your compliance hearing or reset date.

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