What information should parents be made aware of once their teen had been convicted of a DUI?

We tell them it’s important to be cooperative with all of the services that we have. That would seem to be a no brainer, but I think parents oftentimes get into this protective mode and sometimes that’s not helpful. You would expect parents to want to protect their kids, but there is a certain point where it’s destructive.

They might want to run interference with the probation people and the judge sometimes, and minimize what the kids have done or not see the value in what we’re doing. We’re here to try to help the kid, really, and not everyone sees that.