Registration does not guarantee your spot in class, only prepayment, in full, locks in your spot. 

Please call us at 515-288-4742 or 515-249-8596 to make your payment or with any questions or concerns. 

Urban Dreams

Owi School

A Weekend Jail Diversion Program 

Welcome to


What is

Urban Dreams

OWI School  Jail Diversion?

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Our weekend OWI jail diversion program is an alternative to jail for people convicted of first-offense operating while intoxicated.


Along with being an alternative to jail, our program provides the mandatory Iowa Department of Transportation Drinking Drivers Education training over 48 consecutive hours, all in one weekend.


COURT APPROVAL IS A MUST TO ATTEND. Time spent at our program will count as the mandatory two days in jail.


Classes are held at a hotel where students spend their weekends in a casual atmosphere and educational setting. Students may wear casual clothing. All the meals are catered. Limited smoke breaks are provided. You will share a hotel room unless you pay extra for a private room.


All instructors are certified by the Prevention Research Institute in compliance with the Iowa Department of Transportation's requirements for driver's license reinstatement. We teach the Prime for Life curriculum. 


Substance abuse assessments are available for an additional fee. 


We operate in these locations in Iowa: Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Charles City, Council Bluffs, Des Moines (48-hour and 12-hour), Ottumwa, and Sioux City. 


This is NOT a treatment program. It is an educational program.


Thank you for choosing Urban Dreams. 



Owi class locations


"I just wanted to extend a thank you to you and your staff for helping people like me learn our triggers and move on from our OWI's.  I just completed the course taught by Dennis and found it to be a great program along with Dennis being personable, likable and knowledgeable," client (2017).


"I feel the Urban Dreams instructor Regina did an amazing job during my OWI class... her teaching methods were on point and eye-opening. She would not let anyone slack and made everyone participate which made the class easy to pay attention and learn. Regina has inspired me to give back all information I learned to others like me. Thank you," client (2018).

OWI School

Due to the COVID-19 physical distancing recommendations, we will ask all participants to wear masks in class when we cannot be more than six feet apart. 

Registration does not guarantee your spot in class, only prepayment, in full, locks in your spot. 

Please call us at 515-288-4742 or 515249-8596 with any questions or concerns. 

515-288-4742 Main office

515-249-8596 OWI cell


601 Forest Ave

Des Moines, IA 50314


In cases of an emergency - call 911.

If you are having trouble getting ahold of us, please email -

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