Minor In Possession (MIP)

Cost $125.00 for the entire class

The MIP Program offered through Gateway Community Services is designed for youth under the age of 21 who have received a first or subsequent MIP charge. The MIP program is an educational program designed to enlighten youth and their parents about the harmful physical and psychological effects of alcohol on the human body, the serious legal consequences related to substance misuse and recognize responsible decision making choices.

The MIP Program consists of one 6 hour class held on the 3rd Saturday each month. If the offender is under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must accompany them to a portion of class as determined by the instructor. Offenders must complete the entire session to have their letter of completion forwarded to the referent.

Second or Subsequent Offenses

An offender who has multiple charges will follow through with court orders. A chemical dependency evaluation is ordered and you must make that appointment as soon as possible. If the offender is under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must accompany them.

Chemical Dependency Evaluations are provided to the public on a sliding fee scale. For more information or to schedule an appointment or class time, call (406) 727-2512.

The offender is given two (2) weeks or ten (10) business days from the day they are sentenced by the judge to contact the Minor in Possession (MIP) provider and make the necessary appointment to enroll in class. The offender has 90 days from the date of sentencing to complete the class.