Substance Awareness Traffic Offender Program (SATOP)

What is SATOP?

The Substance Awareness Traffic Offenders’ Program (SATOP) serves more than 16,000 individuals annually who are required to complete the program as a result of an administrative suspension or revocation of one’s driver license due to a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) offense, court order, condition of probation, or plea bargain. SATOP is also required of individuals charged with minor in possession and zero tolerance offenses.

The Department of Mental Health (DMH), Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) certifies and provides compliance monitoring on all SATOP agencies in Missouri. The objective of SATOP is to reduce the number of repeat DWI offenses by individuals who complete a state-certified DWI program; and to provide individuals an opportunity to address alcohol and substance use.

DWI/DUI classes offered via the internet DO NOT meet Missouri's SATOP requirements.

SATOP service levels

Missouri Residents

Program Requirements

1. Find a SATOP assessment agency in your county by clicking here.* 

2. Contact the agency to schedule and complete a SATOP assessment:

  • Pay a $126 assessment fee at the time of the SATOP assessment
  • Pay a $249 supplemental fee at the time of your assessment (required by Missouri statute 302.540, RSMo.) 

3. Complete the education/treatment program recommended by the SATOP assessment.  The education/treatment program must be completed within six months of the assessment.  Find a SATOP education/treatment agency in your county by clicking here.   

NOTE TO MISSOURI RESIDENTS: If you have successfully completed a treatment program, the program may meet the requirements of SATOP.  Program requirements are outlined on page two of the SATOP Comparable Program Completion Form.  Find the SATOP Comparable Program Completion Form by clicking here.  

Out of State Residents

Program Requirements

Missouri requires the completion of a comparable SATOP program in the state you currently reside.

1. Print the SATOP Comparable Program Completion Form by clicking here.* 

2. Find a state-certified DWI agency in your state by clicking here

3. Contact an agency to schedule and complete an alcohol and substance use assessment. 

  • Assessment fees may vary by agency.
  • Assessment information must be completed in Section II A of the SATOP Comparable Program Completion Form by the providing agency.

4. Complete the education/treatment program recommended by the alcohol and substance use assessment.  The education/treatment program must be completed within six months of the assessment.   

  • Education/treatment program fees may vary by agency.
  • Education/treatment program information must be completed in Section II A, III, and IV of the SATOP Comparable Program Completion Form by the providing agency.
  • Regardless of the assessment recommendation, Missouri requires a minimum of ten hours of alcohol and substance use education.

5. Mail a completed SATOP Comparable Program Completion Form and $249 supplemental fee to Missouri Department of Mental Health, Controller's Office, SATOP, PO Box 596, Jefferson CIty, MO 65102-0596. 

  • Supplemental Fee must be paid in the form of a signed money order payable to the Mental Health Earnings Fund.  Required by Missouri Statute 302.540, RSMo.  For more information regarding Missouri statutes click here

*You may call the Division of Behavioral Health at 573-522-4020 to request a paper copy of the SATOP Comparable Program Completion Form to be mailed to you.

Program Description and Fees

SATOP Service Levels 

Assessment Screening Process Offender Management Unit (OMU): Missouri law requires all persons arrested for an alcohol- or drug-related traffic offense to complete an assessment screening at an OMU. The result of this evaluation determines the appropriate level of placement for each consumer.

Offender Education Program (OEP - Level I)

A 10-hour education course designed for lower risk consumers in understanding the choices they made that led to their intoxication and arrest.  The service level fee is $200.00.*

Adolescent Diversion Education Program (ADEP - Level I)

A 10-hour education course for minors who may have received Abuse and Lose, Minor in Possession, or Zero Tolerance offenses.  The service level fee is $200.00.*  

Weekend Intervention Program (WIP - Level II)

A 20-hour level of service designed for repeat or high risk consumers using intensive education and counseling intervention methods over a weekend of structured activities. This program is conducted in a restrictive environment.  The service level fee is $474.46, plus $6.70 for materials.*

Clinical Intervention Program (CIP - Level III)

A 50-hour outpatient counseling program consisting of individual counseling, group counseling, and group education. Ten hours must address impaired driving issues.  The service level fee is $1083.43.*

Serious and Repeat Offender Program (SROP - Level IV)

An outpatient program consisting of at least 75 hours of treatment in no less than 90 days. Services must include a minimum of 35 hours of individual and/or group counseling. Successful completion of the treatment is left to the discretion of the program’s clinical staff based on the specific needs of the consumer.  The service level fee is $1522.50 - fee may vary based on services provided.

Traditional Treatment (Level IV)

Consumers presenting for SATOP services having multiple alcohol- or drug-related traffic offenses, or those at a high risk to reoffend, may receive a recommendation for more traditional substance abuse treatment. This treatment may be in the form of a residential or outpatient program but must be completed at a state-certified or nationally accredited substance abuse treatment provider.  The service level fee may vary based on services provided.

For more information about these types of programs, you may contact any Division of Behavioral Health District Office or search the Provider Directory of Adult Substance Use Treatment Programs or Provider Directory of Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Programs or Treatment Facility Locator.

Financial assistance may be available for consumers enrolled in the WIP, CIP, YCIP, and SROP or other state contracted treatment program.

*All fees are subject to change

 

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