DUI Program

The DUI program works to reduce the incidence and prevalence of DUI offenses.

Our agency is licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Abuse (DASA) and approved by Cook County Circuit Courts to provide treatment services to teenagers and adults who have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and other illicit drugs. 

The DUI program works to reduce the incidence and prevalence of DUI offenses by providing our consumers with assessments, education, early intervention, counseling, treatment services, and aftercare services.

We provide a healthy and supportive atmosphere, treating consumers with dignity and respect. Our professional staff is knowledgeable and experienced in working with circuit courts, probation officers, and Illinois Secretary of State Hearings helping consumers to re-gain or maintain their driving privileges. 

In adherence to the circuit courts and Illinois Secretary of State’s requirements, every individual arrested for DUI must undergo an alcohol and drug evaluation before sentencing. This evaluation determines a DUI risk classification. Based upon the recommendation from an evaluation, we provide services relevant to the following risk classifications:

Minimal Risk

  • 10 hours of DUI risk education classes

Moderate Risk

  • 10 hours of DUI risk education classes
  • 12 hours of early intervention counseling

Significant Risk

  • 10 hours of risk education classes
  • 20 hours of substance abuse treatment
  • Continuing care counseling

High Risk

  • 75 hours of substance abuse treatment
  • Continuing care counseling

 In addition, BEW provides DUI Evaluations and Updated Evaluations, Required for court and Illinois Secretary of State Hearings.