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Improving Interlock Compliance with Computerized Education and Monitoring Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 4R44AA022853-02
Agency Tracking Number: R44AA022853
Amount: $997,761.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 400
Solicitation Number: PA13-088
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-09-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-08-31
Small Business Information
6900 E CAMELBACK RD STE 1010, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251-2444
DUNS: 027873765
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
Phone: (480) 809-6232
Research Institution
DESCRIPTION provided by applicant All States have enacted laws providing for alcohol ignition interlocks as a sanction for impaired driving Going forward interlock programs may become as widely used with impaired drivers as license suspension even though they are more time consuming and expensive for the government to manage Although the extra expense of managing interlock programs is justified by the reductions in recidivism the added administrative requirements have strained the limited staff available to courts and motor vehicle departments resulting in substantial limitations in monitoring quality This application proposes an alternative to having the government cover the entire cost of monitoring by moving some elements to the interlock provider so that the offender ultimately pays for the service Additionally these monitoring efforts can be expanded to include client education and prevention Axxess Unlimited has developed a client andquot Dashboard andquot an interlock data delivery system that eases this transition Based on existing research and theory described herein this application will augment the Axxess AIRandquot Dashboard to include a extended training and education to offenders clients at program entry b timely alerts on interlock noncompliance c ongoing education specific to individual noncompliance records as well as ongoing prevention education around separating drinking and driving and d implanting a system of fees and rewards based on performance to motivate client compliance Together these proposed Dashboard augmentations have been titled the andquot Responsive Intelligent System of Education RISE andquot Through an extended evaluation RISE will be tested to determine whether it can modify the behaviors of DUI offenders to help them better adapt to the interlock achieve greater compliance with DUI laws and ultimately reduce DUI recidivism PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE Reducing the prevalence of driving while intoxicated is a national public health priority Interlock programs are an effective method for controlling drinking driving and possibly future recidivism This application will use innovative technology to improve interlock user outcomes while introducing efficiencies that will save the government money Specifically the fuller development and evaluation of a business model andquot Responsive Intelligent System of Education RISE andquot will assist interlock users in adapting to the interlock an avoiding lockouts The ultimate goal will be for offenders to maintain the reduced recidivism rate they experienced while on the unit after reinstallation

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