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Evaluation of the 24/7 Sobriety Pilot Program

Principal Investigator (PI) / Project Lead:

PRINCE, KORT C.

Funding Organization:

Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Project Period:

7/1/2018 – 9/30/2021

Total Funding:

$93,000

Project Status:

In progress

 

Project Description:

Beginning July 1, 2018, repeat DUI offenders in certain Weber County courts may be enrolled in a new program that will allow them to maintain their driving privileges but require them to abstain from alcohol and drugs for a full year. The new 24/7 Sobriety Program, which is being piloted by the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, aims to reduce repeat DUI recidivism. Despite some evidence that suggests the program may be effective, methodological limitations of past studies make it difficult to determine whether the 24/7 program is actually more effective than current practices. As such, Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) has contracted with the Utah Criminal Justice Center (UCJC) to provide consultation and a three-year evaluation of the 24/7 sobriety pilot program.

 

Outcomes:

Project currently in progress.

 


For more information, contact Christian Sarver or Kort Prince

 

Updated as of September 9, 2021

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Last Updated: 9/9/21