This study describes the use of pre-sentence investigation and subsequent rehabilitation programs for individuals arrested for alcohol-related traffic offenses in Hennepin County. Available data indicates that ASAP probation officers classified 86% of the clients as Problem Drinkers (35% were Non-Alcoholic Problem Drinkers and 51% were Alcoholics. An analysis of sentences indicates that initial sentences are generally higher than sentences which are actually served. Social Drinkers generally pay higher fines than other drinker categories; however, alcoholics generally serve workhouse sentences more than other drinker categories. The impact of the project's efforts on the court and rehabilitiation systems appears to be significant. Analysis of recidivism data indicates that significant differences are present between those individuals entering the ASAP diagnosis and referral system and those who are excluded from the system. Cost analysis shows that the project expended about $24 per case which was investigated in 1974. (Section I-J) Follow-up services, provided under the project's "Diagnosis and Referral" countermeasure, largely consist of both supervising clients during the period of the court's stay of execution and evaluating the need for additional rehabilitative programs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and by Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Hennepin County Alcohol Safety Action Project

    625 2nd Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55402
  • Authors:
    • Rosen, S D
    • Romslo, F
  • Publication Date: 1975-5-30

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 113 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132196
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-048-1-064
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 2003 12:00AM