Washington State 24/7 Sobriety Program
The 24/7 sobriety program is a twenty-four hour, seven day a week monitoring program in which a participant submits to the testing of their blood, breath, urine, or other bodily substances in order to determine the presence of alcohol, marijuana, or any controlled substance in their body.
RCW 36.28.A.300 through 390, created and outlines the parameters for the 24/7 Sobriety Program in Washington.
This program provides an alternative to incarceration for participants charged with, arrested for, or convicted of, repeat offenses of RCW 46.61.502 or 46.61.504 and participants convicted of first offense driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or controlled substances as defined in RCW 46.61.5055. Independent studies of other states and jurisdictions note that those agencies that adopt the core components of the program, which include swift and sure offender sanctions, (usually incarceration) are changing the criminal justice system wherever they have been implemented. Hallmarks of the 24/7 Sobriety Program includes:
24/7 Sobriety Program Summit:
Additional Information:Program Checklist
Program Guidelines (Revised August 2016)
RAND Corporation's Articles/Studies of the 24/7 Sobriety Program
24/7 Sobriety Program Brochure(New 2016)
24/7 Sobriety Program Video (New 2016)
24/7 Pilot Agencies and Contacts:
Centralia Police Department
Clallam County Sheriff's Office
Jamie Weimer, Member Outreach & Programs Manager
(360) 486-2419 or firstname.lastname@example.org