INVEST: Working to Improve Outcomes for First-Time Substance Use Offenders Evaluation Findings, 2004-2005

The INVEST sessions are intended to help students and their parents improve communication skills, improve anger management strategies, develop positive conflict resolution methods, develop problem-solving skills, and access support services as needed. When a middle or high school student is removed from the home campus to the Alternative Learning Center (ALC) for a first-time substance use offense, he or she has the option of participating in INVEST. Students who choose to participate may return to their home campuses after attending four INVEST sessions with a parent or other significant adult.