The study examined the progress, procedures and effectiveness of the drinker diagnosis and referral process (pre and post sentence investigations) in five Los Angeles County Municipal Courts and in one Alcohol Rehabilitation Clinic. The investigations were conducted on persons arrested for drinking and driving. The purpose of the investigations was to determine the severity of the drinking-driving problem and to recommend a treatment referral as part of the sentencing procedure. The effectiveness of the investigation procedures was defined by the following criteria: (1) whether the judges made increasing use of the investigators' services over time; (2) whether the investigators made accurate classifications of clients as to their drinking problems; (3) whether the court accepted recommendations for treatment referrals; (4) whether the diagnosis programs were funded after ASAP funding ceased.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Portions of this document are not fully legible.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Los Angeles County, California

    Alcohol Safety Action Project, 1540 Alcazar
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90033

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Gahan, J F
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 114 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197533
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-804-109 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-161-2-252
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM