In October, 2006, Contra Costa County implemented a new Office of Traffic Safety Grant for DUI offenders. This pilot project is for purposes of enhancing the protection of public safety and reducing DUI recidivism.

The project involves intensive supervision of Felony DUI offenders for two years utilizing specially trained Deputy Probation Officers. The DUI deputies will work closely with our existing criminal justice courts and treatment program providers.

Intensive supervision by these deputies through increased contacts, home searches, and drug and alcohol use testing protocols will help ensure these offenders adhere to compliance levels of their court orders and in abstaining from the use of alcohol.