Components to Accomplishing Goals
We intend to accomplish these goals by implementation of the following six components.
Prevention activities allow us to get out in the public and talk about the harmful effect that alcohol and drugs have on your body. We participate in activities such as the annual county fair, health fairs, safety days and earth day.
The Enforcement component provides local law enforcement agencies with funding of overtime for saturation patrols, road blocks, shoulder taps and under age drinking patrols.
3) Compliance Monitoring & Tracking (CMT)
The compliance monitoring and tracking component utilizes personnel in the courts who upon adjudication of a case, conduct an intake with the client. At this intake, the case is reviewed in its entirety to insure the client understands all court ordered sanctions. Referrals are made to following agencies as required: DWI School, Alcohol Screen, Community Service, Ignition Interlock, Treatment, Jail Commitment and Probation Supervision.
This portion of the CMT utilizes the state mandated ADE NEEDS Survey to track the client on all court ordered sanctions. This program allows the trackers to open a data base program and open compliance screens, set compliance dates and have the ability to check on anyone who is non compliant and take necessary action.
4) Alcohol Screening
Alcohol Screening is administered by a LISW This component allows DWI Offenders to be screened and treatment recommendations provided to the courts, if the client needs treatment; we provide listings of local facilities.
5) Alternative Sentencing
This component can be implemented in more than one way; one is the Electronic Monitoring Program and the other is TEEN COURT. These programs allow an alternative to jail. The EM program allows Convicted DWI Offenders to be released and monitored at work and home. Minors with minor offenses are allowed to plead guilty and are referred to Teen Court via Juvenile Probation and Parole, be sentenced by a jury of their peers, complete their sentence and have their record cleared. This is only for teens with minor traffic and misdemeanor offenses and can only be utilized once.
6) Coordination, Planning & Evaluation
This component is the responsibility of the Program Director, Paige Viscarra, who is responsible for the day to day operations of the DWI Offender Supervision Program by overseeing budget preparation and administration, program reporting requirements, staff supervision and general planning and administration of office and program functions. The program director oversees all funded components to ensure success and efficiency.