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A Follow-up of An Analysis of the New Mexico Screening and Tracking Data for DWI Offenders. Judith S. Harmon, MA New Mexico Department of Health Office of Epidemiology Presentation for the International Traffic Records Forum Denver, Colorado July 14, 2003. Background.

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A follow up of an analysis of the new mexico screening and tracking data for dwi offenders

A Follow-up of An Analysis of the New Mexico Screening and Tracking Data for DWI Offenders

Judith S. Harmon, MA

New Mexico Department of Health

Office of Epidemiology

Presentation for the International Traffic Records Forum

Denver, Colorado

July 14, 2003


Background

Background

  • In 1993 the New Mexico Legislature enacted laws to address the serious problem of DWI

    - increased the rate of liquor excise tax

    - created the Local DWI Grant Program

  • Currently, all 33 counties in NM have an LDWI Program


A follow up of an analysis of the new mexico screening and tracking data for dwi offenders

New Mexico has contracted with

ADE Incorporated, Clarkston, Michigan to:

  • provide a computerized alcohol

and substance abuse assessment and

client tracking tool to standardize screening

and tracking of DWI offenders for the state

of New Mexico


The ade screening instrument

The ADE Screening Instrument

  • The ADE screening instrument is an extension of the Substance Abuse Life Circumstance Evaluation (SALCE), a standardized alcohol and substance abuse assessment instrument.

  • This instrument is designed to

    • Provide a standardized, objective and consistent method of gathering information

    • Provide valid information about all relevant aspects of a respondent’s life to determine the first level of appropriate intervention

    • Provide valid direction for conducting the personal interview


Client tracking program

Client Tracking Program

  • Takes information from the screening instrument and puts it into a tracking program:

    • Monitors individual DWI Offenders through the system

    • Monitors these sanctions

      • DWI School

      • Treatment

      • Probation

      • Community Service

      • Victim Impact Panel

      • Jail Time

      • Fines and Fees


Conclusions

Conclusions

  • Demographics of DWI offenders in New Mexico remain constant between the years

    -Males are younger than Females when convicted of DWI

  • Offenders require more than one year for full completion of sanctions

  • Multiple offenders usually recidivate within same county

  • Further study needs to examine drinking patterns regarding monthly alcohol use


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