The previous Rehabilitation of Drink Drive Offenders project (S215D) described the introduction of rehabilitation courses and detailed the overall success of the courses in terms of reconviction rates and changes in alcohol knowledge and attitudes. Following the success of the experimental period, the scheme is now likely to become permanent and available in most of England and Wales. As the scheme expands there is a need for continued monitoring of the courses to ensure that their quality and effectiveness are maintained. The results of the rehabilitation project have demonstrated the potential of these courses to reduce re-offending. Continued monitoring and refinement of the courses will maximise the effectiveness of the courts and thus further reduce re-offending rates.
- To provide valuable information about the expansion of the Drink-drive Rehabilitation Scheme and how it is working for each course provider.
- To evaluate the best practice among course providers in order to improve the take-up of the courses by offenders who have been referred and increase effectiveness.