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Probation department receives OTS grant funding to help high-risk probationers with multiple DUI convictions from re-offending

November 15, 2023

SOLANO COUNTY – The Solano County Probation Department received funds for an intensive probation supervision program for high-risk DUI offenders with multiple DUI convictions. 

The $327,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) will go toward check-ins with probationers to make sure they are following court-ordered terms of their probation and prevent probationers from re-offending.  

“This grant will allow us to tackle the complex issues surrounding repeat DUI offenders, providing vital resources and guidance to break the cycle of alcohol-related offenses,” said Dean Farrah, Interim Chief Probation Officer with the Solano County Probation Department.  “With this funding, we can create safer roads and a healthier community by reducing the incidence of DUI offenses.”  

The probation grant will pay for warrant operations targeting probation violations and/or DUI suspects who do not appear in court, distribution of DUI “Be On the Lookout” (BOLO) alerts, collaborating with courts and prosecutors, and officer training focused on “Responding to the Crisis Together: Prioritizing Safety and Achieving Equitable Outcomes.”   

“The intensive supervision programs are critical to reducing the devastating consequences of DUI offenses,” said Barbara Rooney, OTS Director. “Prevention is an effective, proactive tool to address the often-tragic consequences of impaired driving.”  

The grant program runs through September 2024.  

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  

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