VASAP Programs

Not all ASAPs offer all the programs listed.  Please check with your Local ASAP to see which of these programs they offer.

Education
Education  
This is a 20-hour program which focuses on substance abuse and driving, substance abuse and health, and self evaluation of potential for substance abuse. (All persons will be tested for alcohol/drugs. If tested positive for either, the participant will immediately be reclassified for treatment.)
Intensive Education
Intensive Education  
This is a 20-hour alcohol/drug program for probationers who are at risk of addiction. The goal of this program is for the probationer to make an accurate evaluation of his/her alcohol/drug use, and to make appropriate behavioral changes. (All persons will be tested for alcohol/drugs at every class. If tested positive for either, the participant will immediately be reclassified for treatment.)
Treatment
Treatment  
This is a mandated service depending on the probationer's level of addiction/abuse of alcohol and/or drugs. Treatment programs are conducted at a state approved facility by a licensed substance abuse counselor. (All persons will be tested for alcohol/drugs. If tested positive for either, the participant can be returned to the court as non-compliant).
Young Offender Program
Young Offender Program  
This program is available to younger individuals who have committed an alcohol-related offense. Participation in the program may allow for either a reduced charge or the dismissal of the original charge. This is an eight to ten week education program.
Habitual Offender Evaluations
Habitual Offender Evaluations  
Person's petitioning the court for restoration after having been declared or adjudicated an habitual offender will be evaluated. A case manager will then evaluate the petitioner and present a report to the court.
Habitual Offender Relapse Prevention
Habitual Offender Relapse Prevention  
A curriculum developed by VASAP to educate the Habitual Offender population and reduce the incidence of relapse and recidivism. The lack of education, information, and understanding of the relapse process are significant contributing factors for relapse and recidivism. Relapse problems and recidivism can be reduced if the individual approaches continued recovery with knowledge and information about the process of recovery. Anyone who needs to understand the relapse process and wants to enhance their recovery should complete this program.
Driver Improvement
Driver Improvement  
A basic driver improvement course available to individuals (1) mandated to attend by DMV as a result of an accumulation of points, (2) referred by a court for a traffic violation, or (3) who volunteer to attend to receive positive points.
Driving Suspended Program
Driving Suspended Program  
This program is made available to persons charged with driving suspended whose suspension is due to nonpayment of fines or DMV required fees. The program is designed to assist individuals in the process of reinstating their driving privilege prior to their trial for driving suspended.  
Reckless / Aggressive Driver Classes
Reckless/Aggressive Driver Classes  
This is a program for nonalcohol related charges/convictions. Participants in this program usually have charges such as reckless driving, passing on the right, driving too closely, or those driving violations that contribute to aggressive/road rage behaviors. This class teaches participants to handle stress and manage anger while driving. Emphasis is on preventing reckless/aggressive driving and avoiding being a perpetrator or victim of road rage.
Ignition Interlock
Ignition Interlock  
This is a statutorily mandated program for offenders convicted of Driving Under the Influence. In this program, a device is attached to the offender's car which prohibits it from starting unless the offender is alcohol free. The offender must blow into this device before starting the car. The equipment logs the offender's blood alcohol level during each use, and detects any tampering that is made to the interlock system. Additionally, while driving, the offender will be required to give a breath sample every 10-20 minutes. If the offender tests positive while driving, the car's horn will sound, and its high beam lights will flash on and off. Any tampering with the interlock system by the offender (Class I misdemeanor) will cause the offender to be sent back to court as non-compliant. The offender can be jailed for this tampering, as well as pay a heavy fine.
First Time Drug Offender
First Time Drug Offender  
This is a six month program for first time drug offenders. Most first time drug offenders follow a program which consists of a combination of monitoring and education. Some offenders, however, are sent to treatment programs for additional help.
Reckless Aggressive Driver Program

The program consists of two parts. The first is a traditional eight (8) hour driving improvement program which has been developed by the Commission on VASAP and approved for use in Virginia. The second part consists of a four (4) hour reckless and aggressive program which focuses upon reckless driving, alcohol or substance influenced aggressive driving, and aggressive driving that is not related to the abuse of any self-administered substance. The eight hour class is a prerequisite for the four hour class.

Driving on Suspended Intervention Interview

Virginia Code § 46.2-355.1 directs that upon receiving notification of a second conviction for driving while an offender’s license, permit or privilege to drive is suspended or revoked will be required to report to a Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program within sixty days of the date of such notice for intervention.  The ASAP representative will review all applicable laws with the person attending the interview, provide guidance with respect to budgeting for payment of court fines and costs, if applicable, and explain the laws and the consequences of future offenses and may refer the person to any driver improvement clinic.

Habitual Offender Restoration Evaluation

Virginia Code § 46.2-360 directs that any person who files a Petition for Restoration of Driving Privilege - Habitual Offender be directed by the court to have an evaluation conducted by a Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program and recommendations submitted to the court.

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