Sober Driver Program [SDP] is a Court ordered behaviour change program for
repeat drink driving offenders. The program is funded by the NSW Roads and
Traffic Authority and delivered in the community via the Probation and
Parole Service (Corrective Services NSW).
Freebott is contracted to provide the following SDP services:
Facilitator Induction Training
A 3 day intensive training program delivered to Probation and Parole
officers (and some external applicants). This training prepares
participants for the roles of both facilitator and co facilitator.
A 2 day training program to ensure 'current competence' of facilitators.
To be eligible, participants must have previously completed Facilitator
Induction training, have delivered at least one program but have not
facilitated a program in the last 12 months.
Coaching and Support Services
This involves both a formal appraisal and reporting mechanism (Based on
AQTF Guidelines) as well as an informal coaching and support structure to
assist facilitators with the program content and delivery.
Recently Freebott has conducted an extensive curriculum and program
review. Corrective Services NSW have been provided with report findings and
Program Adaptation & Delivery for Correctional Setting
The NSW Sober Driver Program (SDP) was developed as a whole of government
road safety initiative to target repeat drink drivers sentenced to
community-based orders with Corrective Services NSW management. The program
was devised and developed by an inter-agency working party, set up under
the auspices of the Government Agencies Road Safety Council (GARS).
The aims of the SDP are to:
Provide accurate information about alcohol.
Explain short and long-term effects of alcohol on the body and
Explain ways in which alcohol affects one's ability to drive or ride
Develop an understanding of the effects and costs of drink driving on
self and the community.
Assist participants to develop essential skills and positive attitudes
to ensure safe driving and/or riding occurs.
Assist drink drivers and riders to identify and implement strategies to
avoid drinking and driving and to access additional support when
necessary to avoid relapse behaviours