skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 150161 Find in a Library
Title: Hackett 1 Program for First-Time OUI (Operating Under the Influence) Offenders: Policies and Procedures Manual
Corporate Author: Kennebec Cty Sheriff's Dept
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 52
Sponsoring Agency: Kennebec Cty Sheriff's Dept
Augusta, ME 04330
Sale Source: Kennebec Cty Sheriff's Dept
125 State Street
Augusta, ME 04330
United States of America
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual describes Kennebec County's (Maine) program for first-time OUI (operating under the influence) offenders, as well as program policies and procedures.
Abstract: The program, known as "Hackett 1," combines work, public service, and education as an alternative to incarceration. It combines an intensive weekend schedule of community service with powerful education on alcohol abuse. On average, Hackett 1 weekend programs are conducted quarterly, depending on the number of persons sentenced. The optimum number of persons for the program is 75-100. The OUI weekends have heightened social drinkers' awareness of alcohol's potential dangers and have introduced problem drinkers to local drug and alcohol abuse counseling services. In addition, the program has significantly reduced jail crowding while increasing the effective treatment of persons convicted of drunk driving. In the 5 years of the program's operation, less than 5 percent of participants have been reconvicted. Anyone who has no prior criminal record when convicted of a first-time drunk driving offense and whose current conviction is solely for OUI is a candidate for the program. This manual explains program procedures, the education component, and the multiple offender program. The latter program is called "Hackett 2," which is a longer term experimental program for selected offenders sentenced for more serious or multiple offenses. Appended legislation, sample forms, and a sample budget
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): County courts; Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Drunk driver programs; First time offenders; Maine
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.