The 24/7 Sobriety Program monitors individuals who have committed crimes driven by drugs or alcohol. The program requires participants to provide breath tests twice a day, or drug tests multiple times a week, through participating jurisdictions.
The participant must pay a fee for each breath test or urinalysis. These participant fees pay for program related expenses. (Fees to be determined.)
The program can be used for people at every stage of the judicial process – for pre-trial release, as a part of their sentence, or during their probation or parole. The 24/7 program can also be used as an alternative to mandatory sentencing, such as license suspension and ignition interlock.
Objectives of the Program
Why It Works
Immediate, measured, and moderate sanctions are what make the program so successful. If a participant misses or fails a test, they are immediately returned to jail for a short period. Evidence has regularly shown that punishment itself is often a stronger deterrent against criminal activity than the severity of a punishment. Research also indicates that people tend to respond to immediate consequences when compared to delayed consequences. This is especially true of those who tend toward drug and alcohol abuse.
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For more information, please contact the 24/7 Program Coordinator Tami Faulhaber, at 208-334-4554.