Supervising authorities (pretrial, probation, parole and community supervision) use a combined approach involving surveillance, treatment, and accountability to enforce court orders and ensure sentence compliance among offenders. Recognizing these individuals as stakeholders in the development of a multi-disciplinary approach to hardcore drunk driving is essential.
Actions to consider for opening the lines of communication with supervision authorities:
- Contact the probation and parole offices in the jurisdiction.
- Request a meeting with the local supervisors to better understand the criteria involved in developing terms and conditions for the hardcore drunk driver.
- Obtain sample terms from other surrounding jurisdictions.
- Advise post-release supervisors about what other systems do to minimize recidivism.