SUBSTANCE ABUSE TRAFFIC OFFENDER PROGRAM (SATOP)
The Substance Abuse Traffic Offenders Program (SATOP) mission is “to inform and educate drivers in Missouri for alcohol-and drug-related driving offenses as to the hazards and consequences of impaired driving, promote safe and responsible decision making regarding driving, motivate for personal change and growth, and contribute to public health.”
The St. Joseph Safety and Health Council is a state-certified Offender Management Unit (OMU) which offers screening assessments (Driver Risk Inventory Screening) to determine the level of services needed for SATOP participants. Assessments consist of:
Review of Department of Revenue Driving Record
Review of Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)
Administration of a computerized screening assessment
Personal interview with a Qualified Substance Abuse Professional
Service levels offered by the Council:
Offender Education Program (OEP)
A 10-hour education course designed specifically to assist lower-risk, first time offenders.
Weekend Intervention Program (WIP)
WIP is a level of service designed for repeat offenders, or “high-risk” first-time offenders consisting of 20-hours of intensive education and counseling intervention methods. The program is conducted in a restrictive environment.