FAQ's About Court Ordered Classes

Have you or someone you know been ordered by a court to take a class? If you want to learn about court ordered classes, what they are, why they are ordered and how to take them, this will provide helpful information. Being ordered to take a class or helping someone else walk through the court system and all the requirements can be stressful. Here are some of the basics you need to know.

What Is a Court Ordered Class?

A court ordered class is an educational component of the court system. Research has shown that penalties in the form of court fees and incarceration are not enough in and of themselves. Often times, people benefit from learning about their behavior, gaining insight into why they do what they do, and they are then able to have resources and choose differently.

What Courses Are Ordered?
Judges can order a variety of classes. Some of the options include Anger Management, Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse classes. These classes offer education, awareness, and resources for those struggling with a variety of issues. If the classes bring up issues that require additional support, you may want to consider additional therapy

Where Are Classes Offered?


Classes can be offered in-person in a live setting or online. Online options are becoming more available and are helpful when there is the added burden of time and transportation restraints. On the other hand, some people benefit from being around and learning from others who are going through the same thing. In that case, classroom instruction can be helpful.
Navigating the court system can be a challenge. Classes are ordered to help and support, not to punish. Choose the resource that best meets the court order, and also matches your individual needs. This experience can actually be life-changing and positive

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