Massachusetts’ 24D Program

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Massachusetts has adopted a unique substance abuse program known as the 24D Program that many first-time OUI or second-time OUI offenders may be assigned to after conviction. The purpose of the 24D Program is to reeducate DUI offenders of the dangers of driving while intoxicated. Completing or enlisting in these programs can also allow a driver to receive a hardship license, which allows them to drive to and from important places, such as work or school, even if their actual driver’s license is suspended.

Drivers with a spotless record and who incur only a first-time DUI offense must attend 40 hours of driver alcohol education (DAE) over the course of 16 weeks and should expect to pay more than $550 in costs. Drivers with a prior DUI on their record will need to take a program that only lasts two weeks but is considered to be “inpatient”; costs for this course are elevated to more than $900.

If you are facing a DUI conviction and want to protect your driving privilege, contact The Law Offices of Joseph D. Bernard P.C. Our Western Massachusetts DUI attorneys care deeply about our clients and are ready to help you through.

Places That Offer 24D Program Courses

As part of the 24D Program in Massachusetts, numerous regions have been set up throughout the state to make attended DAE courses more convenient to DUI offenders. Rather than having to travel from Western Massachusetts all the way to Boston, for example, there should be a course location relatively near each major suburban area in Massachusetts. Take a look at our comprehensive list of all current locations (circa 2016) to see which one might be available to you if you are convicted of a first- or second-time DUI.

Region 6: Boston

  • Bay Cove
    • 100 Everett Avenue, Chelsea, MA 02150
    • Chelsea, East Boston & Charlestown courts
    • 617.884.6829
  • Boston Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program
    • 30 Winter Street, 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02108
    • Suffolk County & Brookline courts
    • 617.482.5292
  • Latin American Health Institute
    • 95 Berkeley Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02116
    • 1st program only
    • Boston court
    • 617.350.6900

Region 4: MetroWest/Cambridge

  • Center for Addictive Behaviors
    • 800 West Cummings Park #1200, Woburn, MA 01801
    • Woburn court
    • 781.935.3025
  • Bay State Community Services
    • 13 Temple Street, Quincy, MA 02169
    • Hingham, Dedham, Stoughton & Wrentham courts
    • 617.471.8400 x129 or x179
  • Bay State Community Services (site 2)
    • 549 Columbia Street, Weymouth, MA 02190
    • Quincy & Hingham courts
    • 661.471.8400 x 129 or x 179
  • Bay State Community Services (site 3)
    • Norwood Office, 19 central Street, Norwood, MA 02062
    • Norwood & Quincy courts
    • 781.762.0060
  • Central Latino-Concillio
    • 105 Windsor Street, Cambridge MA 02139
    • Greater Boston area courts for Spanish speaking clients
    • 617.661.9406
  • Mt. Auburn Prevention and Recovery Center
    • Mt. Auburn Hospital, 330 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02238
    • Somerville, Cambridge, Waltham & Newton courts
    • 617.499.5052
  • Spectrum Outpatient
    • 214 Howard Street, Framingham, MA 01701
    • 1st program only
    • Framingham court
    • 508.575.5801
  • South Middlesex Opportunity Council
    • 300 Howard Street, Framingham, MA 01701
    • Framingham, Natick & Marlborough courts
    • 508.879.2250
  • Genesis Counseling
    • 24 Union Avenue Suite 11, Framingham, MA 01701
    • Framingham court
    • 508.620.2992
  • Advocate’s Community Counseling
    • 340 Maple Street, Marlborough, MA 01752
    • Programs may vary
    • Marlborough & Ayer courts
    • 978.772.1846
  • Cambridge Health Alliance Central Street Health Center
    • 26 Central Street, 2nd Floor, Somerville, MA 02143
    • 2nd program only
    • Somerville court
    • 617.591.6052
  • MAPS
    • 1046 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
    • 1st program only
    • Cambridge & Somerville courts
    • 617.864.7600

Region 4: Northeast

  • Elliot Community Human Services
    • 173 Chelsea Street, Everett, MA 02149
    • Chelsea court
    • 781.388.6226
  • American Institute of Addiction
    • 6 Pleasant Street, Suite 520, Malden, MA 02148
    • Malden court
    • 781.324.7447
  • Center for Addictive Behaviors
    • 27 Congress Street, Salem, MA 01970
    • Salem, Lynn & Peabody courts
    • 978.745.8890
  • Health & Education Services
    • 298 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
    • Gloucester & Ipswich courts
    • 978.283.0296
  • Lowell House
    • 555 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01852
    • Lowell court
    • 978.459.8656
  • The Psychological Center
    • 11 Union Street, Lawrence, MA 01840
    • Lawrence court
    • 978.685.1337
  • Team Coordinating Agency
    • 66 Winter Street, Haverhill, MA 01830
    • Haverhill, Amesbury & Newburyport courts
    • 978.373.1181

Region 2: Central

  • Spectrum Outpatient Services
    • 76 Summer Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
    • Leominster, Winchendon, Fitchburg, Ayer, Gardner & Clinton courts
    • 978.343.2433
  • Harrington Recovery Services
    • 176 Main Street, Southbridge, MA 01550
    • Dudley & Spencer courts
    • 508.765.2725
  • Henry Lee Willis Outpatient Program
    • 44 Front Street, Worcester, MA 01609
    • Worcester & Westboro courts
    • 508.753.0321
  • Advocate’s Community Counseling
    • 11 Depot Square, Ayer, MA 01432
    • Ayer court
    • 978.772.1846
  • Community Health Link – Gardner
    • 10 Parker Street, Gardner, MA 01440
    • Gardner court
    • 978.630.4740

Region 1: West

  • BHN – Sloan Clinic
    • 417 Liberty Street, Springfield, MA 01105
    • Palmer, Springfield & Westfield courts
    • 413.301.9326
  • Brien Center
    • 333 East Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201
    • Adams, Pittsfield & Great Barrington courts
    • 413.499.0412
  • Clinical and Support Options
    • 10 Main Street, Florence, MA 01060
    • Northampton & Ware courts
    • 413.582.0471
  • Gandara Center
    • 85 Street George Road, Springfield, MA 01104
    • Springfield & Holyoke courts
    • 413.732.2120
  • Providence Hospital
    • 1233 Main Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
    • Holyoke & Chicopee courts
    • 413.539.2487

Region 5: Southeast

  • Community Care Services
    • 140 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703
    • Attleboro court
    • 508.226.1660 x213
  • Gosnold Inc.
    • 196 Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth, MA 02540
    • Falmouth court
    • 508.540.6550
  • Community Counseling of Bristol County
    • 1 Washington Street, Taunton, MA 02780
    • Taunton court
    • 508.977.8062
  • Stanley Street Treatment & Resources DAE
    • 386 Stanley Street, Fall River, MA 02720
    • Fall River court
    • 508.679.5222
  • Martha’s Vineyard Community Services
    • 111 Edgartown Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
    • Edgartown court
    • 508.693.7900 x225
  • High Point Plymouth Office
    • 2 School Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
    • Plymouth, New Bedford, Taunton & Brockton courts
    • 508.830.1234
  • Family & Children’s Services of Nantucket
    • 20 Vesper Lane, Nantucket, MA 02554
    • Nantucket court
    • 508.228.2689
  • Seven Hills Behavioral Health
    • 1402 Pleasant Street, Fall River, MA 02743
    • Fall River court
    • 508.679.0962

(All information subject to change without notice.)