Welcome To Options Online Academy
Welcome to Options Online Academy
As a result of increasing rates of recidivism, jail overcrowding, and the increasing costs for incarceration, options were sought by judicial jurisdictions to provide alternatives to jail for pre and post sentenced low risk offenders.
Options Online Academy is one such alternative.
Each of the classes offered on this website are the latest updates of material created in 2014 by Patricia Verwiel, MA, for the past 30 years, a recognized leader in the Court Mandated Education Industry.
These classes include a basic Alcohol and Drug Awareness class which focuses on Alcohol, Marijuana and Opioid addictions. [For More Information on Alcohol and Drug Awareness I, follow this link].
A Alcohol and Drug Awareness ~ Developing life Skills class is also available. This class offers participants an introduction to communication skills, self-esteem, goal setting and problem solving. [For More Information on Alcohol and Drug Awareness II, follow this link.]
Behavior Modification is almost always a critical part of rehab and ongoing sobriety. the Alcohol and Drug Awareness ~ Behavior Modification class furnishes students with necessary information and techniques to help change the behavior that led to addiction. [For More Information on Alcohol and Drug Awareness III ~ Behavior Modification, follow this link.]
Our Anger Management class rounds out the Alcohol and Drug Awareness programs and is an important skill which should be learned when overcoming addiction. [For More Information on Alcohol and Drug Awareness IV ~ Anger Modification, follow this link.]
Options Online Academy also offers Proposition 64 mandated 4-hour and 6-hour Marijuana Classes., both of which target minors convicted of a variety of marijuana related offenses. After completing either of these classes, the participant will have a better understanding of Marijuana and the negative part it can play in their lives.
[For More Information on 4-hour court mandated marijuana class, follow this link.]
[For More Information on 6-hour court mandated marijuana class, follow this link.]
Alcohol and Drug Awareness Classes
Options Online Academy offers the latest versions of the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Classes created by Patricia Verwiel, MA, and which are recognized as a staple in the industry.
These include a basic Alcohol and Drug Awareness class focusing on Alcohol, Marijuana and Opioid addictions. An advanced Alcohol and Drug Awareness class is also available which recaps the first class and supplements if with time proven tips and tools to change addictive behavior.
Our introductory Behavior Modification unit is class three and offers students important information about changing the behavior that led to addiction. Our Anger Management unit, Class 4, rounds out the Alcohol and Drug Awareness package and is an important skill that should be learned when overcoming addiction.
Alcohol and Drug Awareness Classes are priced at $50.00 for Class One and $65.00 for each additional class.
A Special package of all four is available for $199.95.
Court Mandated Prop. 64 4 hr. Marijuana Class
The Proposition 64: 4 Hour Marijuana Class provides information and education regarding Marijuana for minors convicted of a variety of Marijuana related classes.
After completing this class, the participant will have a better understanding of Marijuana and the negative part it can play in their lives.
All Options Academy Faculty and consultants are well know leaders in the Criminal Justice and the Alternative Sentencing Community. Between them, the faculty has over 25 years combined experience in the field. Program founder and director emeritus, Patricia Verwiel, was a pioneer in Electronic Monitoring and Drug & Alcohol Testing in Orange County. Current owner, Sean Cook co-owns Diversified Monitoring Service, the counties largest provider of __________________________________
North Orange County Bar Association
West County Bar Association
Harbor Bar Association
Crime Survivors, Inc
Victim Witness Program
American Association of Probation & Parole
California Teachers Association
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Answer: You will receive your certificate upon completion of course.
Answer: You will bring your certificate to the court.
Answer: You are guaranteed to pass because the questions are more like self-assessment questions..
Answer: Yes, you can take breaks logging out and logging back in.
Answer: You will have access to your class through your login you create.
Answer: Yes, however it may cost a $10 administrative fee if needed.
Answer: Yes! The classes are valuable to everyone, many defense attorneys and/or counselors use these courses to help their clients. It is your responsibility to confirm what class needs to be completed.
Answer: Yes! These courses are available to anyone in the US. It is up to the student to confirm the class with your agency/attorney/counselor.