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Anthony Piper
ASAP Program Manager
Boney Memorial Courthouse
303 "K" Street, BASEMENT
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 264-0735 phone
(907) 264-0786 fax

Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP)

The Alaska Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP) provides substance abuse screening, case management and accountability for DWI and other alcohol/drug related misdemeanor cases. This involves screening cases referred from the district court into drinker classification categories, as well as thoroughly monitoring cases throughout education and/or treatment requirements.

ASAP operates as a neutral link between the justice and the health care delivery systems. This requires a close working relationship among all involved agencies: enforcement, prosecution, judicial, probation, corrections, rehabilitation, licensing, traffic records, and public information/education.

The Benefits of ASAP Monitoring:

• Increased accountability of offenders;

• Reduced recidivism resulting from successful completion of required education or treatment;

• Significant reductions in the amount of resources spent by prosecutors, law enforcement officers, judges, attorneys and corrections officers enforcing court-ordered conditions; and

• Increased safety for victims and the larger community because offenders are more likely to be receiving treatment, making court appearances, and complying with other probation conditions.