Specialized DUI Unit

The Specialized DUI Unit began in 1986 with a grant from the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts. This program not only identifies and monitors offenders, but offers intervention techniques and treatment referrals. A case can be assigned to a specialized officer based on an offender’s prior arrest history and the results of an evaluation by a licensed agent or agency, with violators being promptly referred back to the Court. All of these offenders are monitored by regular alcohol/drug testing and subject to DUI treatment and attendance at a victim impact panel. High risk DUI cases are referred to Probation Field Supervision Unit to closely monitor sobriety and compliance with court orders. The DUI unit regularly has the highest caseloads in the organization.