DIAGNOSIS, REFERRAL AND REHABILITATION WITHIN THE FAIRFAX ALCOHOL SAFETY ACTION PROJECT, 1976

The report contains a narrative description of the Fairfax ASAP diagnosis, referral and rehabilitation systems and provides corresponding descriptive statistics for 1976. Profiles of defendants on the basis of drinker level and blood alcohol content are included on a number of demographic and alcohol related variables. These same variables are also examined on the basis of rehabilitation program completion status. The reliability of diagnostic procedures are examined as well as the consistency of diagnosis within drinker level classifications. The characteristics of defendants who were returned to the court noncompliant are compared to those who complied. The cost efficiency of the diagnostic, referral, probation, follow-up and rehabilitation systems are reviewed with special emphasis on anticipated versus actual cost for these components. The probation system was found more cost efficient in 1976 than it was in 1975 because of higher levels of referrals from the court. The results of a special study are presented that compared the subsequent recidivism and crash involvement for matched groups who attended ASAP were found to have significantly better subsequent driving experience than those who did not attend.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Virginia Highway Safety Division, Richmond. Final Analytical Study 5/6.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond

    Center for Public Policy, 919 West Franklin Street, P.O. Box 843061
    Richmond, VA  United States  23284-3061

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Driver and Pedestrian Programs, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Virginia Department of Highways

    Traffic and Planning Division, 1221 East Broad Street
    Richmond, VA  United States  23219
  • Authors:
    • Saunders, D N
    • Pemberton, L J
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 102 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191736
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-980
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-067-1-087
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1979 12:00AM