If you have been convicted of an alcohol or drug-related traffic or boating offense in New Jersey or while driving in another State while holding a New Jersey driver's license, you must satisfy the requirements of the Intoxicated Driving program (IDP) and the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC). Please read the FAQ.
The following statement was initially issued by the state : "Due to the current public health emergency, all in-person Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC) classes have been canceled..." and updated to say: "If you were previously scheduled to attend an IDRC class, you will be contacted by the IDRC with further instructions regarding dates and options for rescheduling. You may also directly contact the IDRC office where you were scheduled. If you have recently been convicted of a DUI or DUI-related offense and have not yet received an IDRC scheduling notice, you will be notified of your class date..."
As of February 2021, most New Jersey IDRC program offices are operating online only. We recommend you contact the IDRC office assigned to your county, for current status.
Fees paid to IDRC:The IDRC will collect a $264 First Offender Fee, or a $321 Second Offender Fee.
Other charges may apply. Read more about what to expect at a NJ IDRC program.
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Bergen County residents convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) while boating or driving drunk or drugged, or underage drinking, have an IDRC conveniently located in Hackensack, NJ., just off Route 17.
The court-mandated 2 day program includes drug and alcohol education as well as screening, treatment referral, and monitoring.Non-compliant offenders face revocation of their licenses and possible incarceration.
A second IDRC location for residents of Camden County, New Jersey, is operated out of Camden Community College Blackwood campus student centeroffices.
Call to verify the proper location for your participation in IDRC program classes for Camden County residents.
This IDRC now only publishes a pubic PO Box for "contact", yet still shows the same physical address in Pennington.
We have elected to continue to publish driving directions to Forcina Hall at The College of New Jersey, but recommend you call to confirm the location before traveling.
Morris County residents should contact their dedicated IDRC program shown in the details. The operator has updated the information.
New Jersey only publishes a "public referral contact" for the Somerset County IDRC, not the actual, physical location.
Call the Public Referral Contact phone number to learn more about attending an IDRC program in Somerset County, including driving directions.
Warren County residents should contact their dedicated IDRC program shown in the details. The operator has updated the information.
The Northern NJ 48 hour IDRC is a continuous 48 hour program. Participants must remain in the program for 48 hours, without exception.
The Northern Regional 48 Hour IDRC in Passaic serves Bergen, Cumberland, Hudson, Hunterdon, Gloucester, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren counties.
The Central Jersey 48 Hour IDRC is a continuous 48 hour program. Participants are detained for a full 48 hours, and may not leave until the program is completed.
The Central New Jersey 48 Hour IDRC in Marlboro, NJ serves residents of Camden, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Mercer, Cape May, Salem, and Burlington counties.
DUI Conviction in New Jersey - What Happens Next?
If you have been charged with a DUI in New Jersey, please read the DUI Conviction Data Sheet. It describes the process, which includes you being scheduled to attend an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center.
Does the State of New Jersey publish IDRC Listings?
The State of New Jersey frequently publishes unreliable or out of date information. For example, the current "IDRC Client Call Center Hotline" published on the State of New Jersey web page about the IDRC program (published on an outdated DMHAS page as well as a new "integrated health" page), has never been answered when we called during business hours (609-815-3100). It transfers call to a message "the machine has not been set up".
We note the State of NJ has "moved" the department responsible for managing DUI programs several times, each time creating a new web URL yet often leaving the old, outdated published documents still published! This is especially true of IDRC center listings. That is why we publish and maintain this web site!
How do I get Scheduled for IDRC?
Currently (2021) the New Jersey Intoxicated Drivers Program (IDP) in Trenton is responsible for scheduling your initial visit to an IDRC location that is assigned according to your county of residency. You do not schedule yourself.
If you need to reschedule, there is a dedicated "reschedule desk" with very strict rules (law,actually) regarding who may be able to reschedule and under what conditions. The IDRC Reschedule Desk phone number is 973-957-0805 x118.
Can I bring my Cell Phone?
No electronic devices are permitted, so no.
What are the IDRC Class scheduled hours?
The hours of IDRC classes vary by county. Check your schedule notice, or see the county listings on this page for your county IDRC contact information. There are usually 2 full days of clss, for a total of 12 mandated hours of training. There are also 3 "48 hour IDRC Classes" listed on this web page.
Should I bring food?
Check your schedulign docs or your local IDRC center. The law prohibits leaving until the clss is finished... for ANY reason, which wold include getting food.
What if I need help with my drinking?
The first step of rehab for an alcohol use disorder is a professional medical detox from alcohol. After that, substance abuse treatment involves rehab, or ongoing outpatient treatment for addiction and co-occurring behavioral health issues associated with substance abuse.
What happens at the idrc?
You will pay the IDRC program fee and complete a questionnaire. You will attend a series of educational sessions and discussions. You will meet with a counselor for a personal screening interview.
What does the education program do?
The education program, which is part of the 12- and 48- hour IDRC, contains information on social and problem drinking, stages of alcoholism, family and other relationships, alcohol and drugs and their effects on driving ability, and the New Jersey Intoxicated Driving Law.
What if i don't participate?
If you fail to appear at the IDRC or do not satisfactorily complete a prescribed treatment or self-help program or pay the fees on time, your license will be suspended indefinitely untill IDP/IDRC requirements are satsified. You may also be jailed two days due to program noncompliance.
What if I am not ready yet?
You cannot attend an IDRC program in New Jersey if you are intoxicated or actively using drugs or alcohol. Participants will be tested, and there may be serious consequences.
If you need help with alcohol or drug use, we recommend you contact a professional treatment center such as Sunrise Detox (inpatient medical detox in Cherry Hill, Toms River, and Morris County) or The Counseling Center (offering outpatient substance abuse treatment and IOP programs in Fair Lawn, Clark, Freehold, and Toms River.
Are there any 48 hour "lock in" IDRC Programs?
There are three 48 hour "lock-in" IDRC programs offered in New Jersey. One 48 hour IDRC for North Jersey, one for Central Jersey, and one serving South Jersey. Each has restrictions and rules,so please check the listings.
Is some information published here outdated?
Thanks for lettignus know! To submit a notice of outdated or incorrect information, or to submit updated information to be included here, please follow the directions below under "updates".
To Report Incorrect Data or Submit New IDRC Data
To report an incorrect listing, or to submit updated information for an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC) in New Jersey, please send your request by email to updates@IDRCLocations.org.
Please be sure to include all information for the IDRC, including name, address, and contact information. If you are reporting an error, please clearly indicate the IDRC and the correction that needs to be made.
For ensure prompt updates, be sure to indicate your name and professional position, and a way to contact you to verify the information.
Additional NJ IDRC Program Information
The best way to get up to date, accurate information is by contacting your local IDRC center using the information listed on this site.
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Privacy Notice & Warnings
This web site is a information service intended to supplement everything available on the Internet about the New Jersey IDRC programs, so that NJ residents may educate themselves, and advocate for themselves. It is a private venture, and not part of any government entity. It was created because we found information available online to be inadequate, or in some cases, misleading.
While we strive for accuracy, we do rely on state and other sources, and can only update periodically. We can not guarantee accuracy. We do our best to help consumers, and we respond to feedback that helps us update and improve our information. We encourage everyone to call their IDRC contact for the most reliable information about any given IDRC program.
NOTICE: Any and all communications with us about IDRC programs are public, and may be reproduced on this or other websites, if we determine they may contribute to important public awareness of the IDRC program and its operation.
We have been informed that the IDRC Program administrators in New Jersey may issue fines to court-ordered participants for con-compliance with their rules and regulations, EVEN IF THOSE RULES ARE NOT READILY ACCESSIBLE ON THE INTERNET.
We find it unfortunate that this is the case, and see it as yet another reason for us to publish what we can find, for everyone to see. We caution readers to be extra careful about information that may be published to the internet, some of which may be reposted here - in order to avoid these fines.
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We periodically monitor changes to the New Jersey IDRC programs published information, and update the site. Usually the latest listings to be updated will be marked "UPDATED" for several weeks after an update.
We appreciate your help! Please continue to click the "Update this Listing" link included in every listing.