Project Bono Disrupts Traditional Substance Abuse Education

Discover how our approach to court-ordered courses is disrupting antiquated programs and offering communities a unique value proposition.


Substance abuse continues to be a significant problem in communities across the United States, resulting in a range of negative consequences for individuals, families, and society as a whole. One of the most effective ways to address this issue is through education and prevention programs, which can help individuals understand the dangers of drugs and alcohol and reduce their risk of becoming addicted.

However, traditional substance abuse education programs have been criticized for being expensive, inflexible, and inadequate in addressing the complexity of the problem.

Enter Project Bono, an innovative online court-ordered course program that is shaking up the traditional substance abuse education landscape. With our unique value proposition of redirecting 25% of enrollment proceeds back to the communities that assign our programs in order to provide enrichment, Project Bono is not only helping individuals overcome addiction but also contributing to the betterment of your community.
Table of Contents

Flexibility and Convenience

One of the biggest advantages of Project Bono’s online education program is its flexibility and convenience. Unlike traditional in-person classes, which can be difficult for individuals to attend due to work, family obligations, or lack of reliable transportation, Project Bono’s courses can be taken at any time and from anywhere. This allows individuals to fit their education into their busy schedules and complete the program at their own pace.

Additionally, Project Bono’s online format also allows court administrators to assign the program to a larger number of individuals, which can help reduce the burden on the legal system. And with a variety of time requirements and topics such as Drugs & Alcohol Awareness, Cannabis Education, Minor in Possession (MIP), Nicotine Prevention, Bullying Prevention, Anger Management, Theft Prevention, and more, Project Bono offers a diversified curriculum that can meet the needs of different individuals.

Evidence-based Content

At Project Bono, we understand the importance of providing accurate and reliable information to our students, and that's why we use credible sources when authoring our court-ordered courses such as peer-reviewed research, scholarly journals, and reputable organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, United States Food and Drug Administration, Harvard Health Publishing, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more.

In addition, we believe in keeping our courses up-to-date with the latest research, laws, and best practices in the field of substance abuse education. As new information becomes available, we consistently review and update our courses to ensure that our students are receiving the most accurate and relevant information. This dedication to evidence-based content is mirrored in our approach to measuring program effectiveness.

By regularly evaluating the effectiveness of our program, we can identify areas for improvement and make adjustments as needed to ensure that our students are receiving the best education possible.

Our focus on consistent updates and utilizing evidence-based and credible sources are what sets us apart from other substance abuse education programs and ensures that our students receive the most accurate and reliable information available.

Impact on Recidivism

Substance abuse education programs like Project Bono have consistently been shown to have a positive impact on recidivism rates, with individuals who complete such programs being less likely to reoffend than those who do not. Project Bono’s programs are no different.
In addition to providing evidence-based education, our unique value proposition of redirecting 25% of enrollment proceeds back to the communities that assign our programs in order to provide enrichment, sets us apart. This not only helps individuals overcome addiction but also contributes to the betterment of the community further reducing rates of recidivism.

Community Enrichment

By redirecting 25% of enrollment proceeds back to the communities that assign our programs, Project Bono is able to alleviate burdens on taxpayers and redirect funds from illegal activities into philanthropic efforts.

This community engagement approach is not only beneficial for the community but also for the individuals who are assigned to take our program. It shows that the community cares about their well-being and are invested in their recovery, which can be a powerful motivator for individuals to take the program seriously and make a real effort to change their behavior.

Innovation and Impact

The innovative approach to substance abuse education utilized by Project Bono is having a real impact on individuals, communities, and legal systems. Project Bono is disrupting the traditional substance abuse education landscape and helping to address the complex problem of substance abuse in a more effective and efficient manner through its flexibility, convenience, evidence-based content, and community enrichment.
We hope to provide even more innovative resources for educating individuals on harmful substances and behaviors as we continue to improve and expand our curriculum over time, and to fulfill our mission of improving the way communities and legal systems interrelate through greater community involvement as we evolve.


Substance abuse is a complex issue that requires a multifaceted approach to address. Project Bono’s online court-ordered education program is disrupting the traditional substance abuse education landscape with its innovative approach, flexibility, evidence-based content, community engagement and ability to reduce recidivism rates. It’s not only beneficial for the individuals assigned to the program but also for the community as a whole. Project Bono is showing that it is possible to make a real difference in addressing substance abuse and making communities safer and healthier.
Page last updated: January 24, 2023