Washington State 24/7 Sobriety Program 

The 24/7 sobriety program is a twenty-four hour, seven day a week monitoring program in which a participant submits to testing in order to determine the presence of alcohol, marijuana, or any controlled substance in their body. RCW 36.28.A.300 through 390, created and outline the parameters for the 24/7 Sobriety Program in Washington.

This program provides an alternative to incarceration for participants charged with, arrested for, or convicted of, repeat offenses of RCW 46.61.502 or 46.61.504 and participants convicted of first offense driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or controlled substances as defined in RCW 46.61.5055. Independent studies of other states and jurisdictions note that those agencies that adopt the core components of the program, which include swift and sure offender sanctions, (usually incarceration) are changing the criminal justice system wherever they have been implemented. Hallmarks of the 24/7 Sobriety Program include:

  • Reduction of recidivism rates and impaired driver collisions;
  • Enhancement of public safety; and
  • Enabling more offenders to change self-defeating behaviors and stop re-offending.
The 24/7 Sobriety Program is not intended to be a participant treatment program. It is a program to ensure that participants are monitored and tested for the use of alcohol at least twice daily, drugs at least twice weekly, that they remain sober, and that they are following court directed activity.    

2019 24/7 Sobriety Program Summit
WASPC, in partnership with the National 24/7 Advisory Council, is hosting a 24/7 Sobriety Program Summit to facilitate information sharing and engagement in the Washington State 24/7 Sobriety Program. The Summit will be held on June 19 & 20, 2019  at the Confluence Technology Center in Wenatchee, WA.

To request a lodging scholarship, please complete the registration form. Confirmation of lodging scholarships will be provided by April 15th. 

Grants to Support the Establishment of New 24/7 Sobriety Programs 
Effective March 1, 2019, grants to support the establishment of two new 24/7 Sobriety Programs are available to law enforcement agencies. Each grant will be up to $10,000 and can be used towards equipment; training/travel; FTE or overtime pay for testers; and bus fare for participants. Click here for additional information and to apply for grant funds. Grant funding is available through September 30, 2019.

Additional Information: 
Program Checklist
Program Guidelines (Revised August 2016)
RAND Corporation's Articles/Studies of the 24/7 Sobriety Program
Intoxitrack

24/7 Agencies and Contacts: 
Centralia Police Department
Clallam County Sheriff's Office
Washington State 24/7 Sobriety Program Manager:  
Jamie Weimer, Projects & Programs Manager
(360) 486-2419 or [email protected]