PCYC Traffic Offender Intervention Program starts soon
THE next PCYC Traffic Offender Intervention Program will commence at the Cowra PCYC on Binni Creek Road on Monday, 13 August 2012 at 5.45pm.
PCYC is the largest provider of Traffic Offender Intervention Programs (TOIPs) in New South Wales.
TOIP is a Local Court based program targeting offenders who have pleaded guilty to, or been found guilty of, a traffic offence.
TOIPs operate for people who have committed a driving offence.
These offenders are generally referred to the program by the Courts, Solicitors, Probation and Parole or attended as a pro-active measure by the offender.
TOIPs serve an important function – to prevent further traffic offending by educating traffic offenders about the risks and consequences of their actions.
The course runs every Monday night from 6-8pm for a period of 6 weeks.
During this period, there are 8 compulsory sessions to complete the course - Police Force, The Accident Scene, Victims of Road Trauma, Crash Consequences, Dangerous Behaviours, Legal System, Drugs and Alcohol and Roads and Vehicles.
Each session involves presentations by guests from diverse organisations including the Police Force, the Ambulance Service (or local rescue service), a physiotherapist, victim of road trauma, driving instructor, solicitor, drug and alcohol counsellor, and a mechanic.
The goal of the program is to provide offenders with the information and skills necessary to develop positive attitudes towards driving and develop safer driving behaviours.
The program is Regulated under the Criminal Procedure Act 1986 by the Criminal Procedure Amendment (Traffic Offender Intervention Program) Regulation 2007.