Impaired-Driving Recidivism Among Repeat Offenders Following an Intensive Court-Based Intervention

The present analysis examines the efficacy of an innovative court-based intervention for repeat impaired-driving offenders, the driving under the influence (DUI) Intensive Supervision Program (DISP) developed by Judge Dorothy Baker in Multnomah County, Oregon to reduce recidivism among this population. The hazard of re-offending was compared between DISP participants (N = 460) and a comparison group (N = 497). The stratified Cox proportional hazards model was used to model the hazard of re-offense. Adjusted hazard of DUI re-offense for DISP participants was 0.52 that of comparison offenders. DISP clients also had lower arrest rates for driving while revoked/suspended and for all other traffic offenses. Preliminary results of this study suggest that the DISP is effective at reducing recidivism among repeat impaired-driving offenders. It is believed that a combination of license actions with substance abuse treatment, like that of the DISP, may prove to be very effective in combating DUI recidivism.


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  • Accession Number: 01013444
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 15 2005 6:31PM