Winning the War against Impaired Drivers through Assessment Driven Sentencing & Supervision

In 2015 there were over 4.7 million individuals in the United States on probation, parole or other forms of community supervision. Of this population, approximately 350,000 men and women have been convicted more than once for driving while intoxicated (DWI). Given high caseloads, competing interests and priorities in community corrections, it can be particularly challenging to determine how to best supervise the DWI offender, determine their risk level, and understand their treatment needs. This interactive presentation will provide the latest information on validated DWI assessment tools including the Impaired Driver Assessment (IDA) and the Computerized Assessment Referral System (CARS). Participants will understand the vital role these tools can play to both the Courts and Community Supervision in determining risk to recidivate while assisting criminal justice professionals in developing supervision plans that reflect criminogenic factors.