Target Population

Any person convicted of their first DWI misdemeanor offense and placed on community supervision (probation) is required by law (Article 42.12, Section 13, Paragraph H) to participate in the DWI Education Program within 181 days after being placed on probation. The penalty for failing to participate in the class within the specified time is the suspension of the driver's license by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) for 1 year.

Additional participants take this class as a requirement of the El Paso County courts system to meet their alcohol and drug educational needs as assessed by the Intake & Assessment Office e.g., deferred prosecution cases, public intoxication offenses. This program has been certified by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulations (TDLR) as a DWI Education Provider

Course Objectives

1. To present information on the effects of alcohol and other drugs on driving skills

2. To help participants identify their own individual drinking or drugged driving patterns.

3. To assist participants in developing a plan to reduce the probability that they will be involved in future DWI situations

Class Details
Available in English or Spanish
Hours: 3 Classes @ 4 hours each class  (12 hours)
Location: 9739 Socorro Rd El Paso, Texas 79927
Cost: $40.00
Payment is due at Registration

DWI Intervention (Repeat Offender)

**Intervention Classes are full**

Target Population

Article 42.12 Section 13 (j) (SB.1067) states that all persons convicted of a subsequent DWI on or after September 1, 1993 are required to attend and successfully complete, as a condition of community supervision and before the end of the defendant's period of driver's license suspension, an education program for repeat DWI offenders approved by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulations (TDLR), e.g., the DWI Intervention program.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will revoke the driver's license of those who fail to complete the class indefinitely until the class is completed.

Upon completing the program, The Capelli Group facilitators complete the forms that DPS requires for each participant attending the program due to the subsequent DWI conviction. The Capelli Group is a TDLR certified DWI Intervention program provider.

Course Objectives

1. To educate participants about chemical dependency and the problems associated with chemical dependency.

2. To provide intensive instruction about specific actions participants can take to prevent future DWI offenses.

3. To instruct participants about methods and ways to make necessary lifestyle changes in order to prevent alcohol/drug related problems in other areas of the participants lives.

Class Details
Available in Spanish
15 Group Sessions, plus 3 individual counseling sessions
Location: 9739 Socorro Rd El  Paso, Texas 79927
Cost: $225.00
Payment types accepted: Cash, Money Order or Cashier’s Check
This class requires 2 AA / Self Help Meetings to be completed prior to the end of class.

The Capelli Group is also a

Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors Continuing Education - CE Providers #3042

DWI Education

*Current slots Open*


Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation  Approved Providers

Who can refer to us:
Employers and Employee
Assistance Programs
Probation, Parole and Federal Pre-Trial
Attorneys and Judges
Child Protective Services
Family or Self Referral

Facilitated by Licensed Professional Clinical Psychotherapist & Professional Mental Health Clinicians



The Capelli Group

DWI Educational Center

Education  & Awareness

Intervention for Repeat Offenders

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