Suffolk TASC Alcohol Education Program (STEP) educates DWI defendants about the disease of alcohol abuse and the dangers of drinking and driving.
Clients Served Last Year:
Elba Garcia Marmo
804 County Center North
Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Driving while intoxicated is a prevalent issue that results in millions of injuries or deaths each year. In particular, Suffolk County has one of the highest rates of alcohol-related crashes in New York State.
Educate individuals about alcohol consumption to promote public safety and decrease recidivism.
How We Do it:
STEP staff educate program participants on how alcohol consumption changes or influences their attitudes about drinking alcohol, driving while intoxicated, and how their own personal decisions can affect the lives of others. By using evidence-based interactive journaling, STEP facilitators inspire and guide individuals to make better choices that lead to healthier and happier lives, promote public safety, and decrease recidivism.
The Outcomes of Suffolk TASC Alcohol Education Program
75% of participants successfully complete the program and state that the course positively impacts their lives and inspires them to make changes in their driving decisions.