Financial Assessments - Determination of a client's inability to pay for services or client indigence will be determined by a financial assessment. Fees charged shall be based on a uniform financial assessment procedure applied to all clients to determine ability to pay and to identify indigence. However, services shall not be denied if the client fails to pay designated fee.
Westview implements a youth education program that targets Middle School youth. Westview recognizes this is the age when youth are experiencing identity confusion and are easily persuaded to participate in high risk behaviors that can cause them life-long problems. "Alcohol Stories" gives youth the tools needed to recognize the dangers of using alcohol and other drugs.
Palmetto Retailers Education Progtam (PREP) is merchant education program approved by the S.C. Department of Revenue and S.C. Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services. PREP is a short course that helps reduce underage access to alcohol and tobacco products in Newberry County. This curriculum provides managers and servers/sellers with the knowledge and skills to comply with state laws as they relate to alcohol and tobacco sales. The curriculum gives merchants the tools needed to establish alcohol and tobacco policies, in order to avoid the potential consequences of failing to comply with those policies.
The AEP program is a prevention education program designed for youth who are in violation of minor first-time alcohol and drug offenses. Westview uses the Prime for Life (PRI) curriculum. PRI is a risk reduction program. The first goal of the program is to help each participant in the program reduce risk for any type of alcohol or drug problem. The second goal focuses on self-assessment to help people understand and accept the need to make changes to protect the things most valuable in their lives.
The TEP program is offered as an alternative to students who face suspension for violation of a school tobacco-use policy or who break the South Carolina tobacco statute which states: It is unlawful for a minor under the age of 18 to purchase, possess, or attempt to purchase, tobacco products and /or to present false proof of age in order to purchase a tobacco product.
Alcohol and tobacco compliance checks are environmental strategies proven to reduce youth access to alcohol and tobacco products.