Safety Through Education - Program Details

The Safety Through Education Intervention Program is a 72-hour residential program certified by the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (Program Sequence #10449). You have the option to attend this program instead of serving three (3) days in jail.

The program is an alternative to incarceration for persons who have been arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or any drug of abuse. Safety Through Education helps individuals recognize the seriousness of DUI and the need to change their drinking and driving practices. Safety Through Education accomplishes this through education and referral services. The ultimate goal of the program is to help reduce the amount of DUI cases in the community by promoting safety through education. 

Since driver intervention is mandated by the legal system, the program has guidelines/rules that must be enforced. To view the list of guidelines and rules please click on Program Guidelines/Rules at the top of the page. Noncompliance with Safety Through Education's guidelines/rules may result in discharge from the program and your return to the court for appropriate action. Please review the program guidelines/rules and ask questions. Safety Through Education staff will explain these guidelines/rules during the orientation on Thursday evening. Also please note the staff has discretion to administer alcohol and drug tests, i.e. breathalyzer, urinalysis, during the weekend program. Testing positive will result in your discharge from the program.

Program Fees (Non-Refundable)
The non-refundable program fees are $295/double occupancy, or $575/single occupancy. Register early to guarantee your preferred room arrangement. The entire payment is due prior to the beginning of the program by money order, check, cash, or credit card. The fee covers three nights in the hotel - Thursday to Sunday, food (all meals are provided except on Thursday evening), education and group discussion sessions on traffic safety, alcoholism and drug abuse, and DUI related issues, as well as referral services. If you arrive late or do not attend the weekend for which you are registered, you will either pay a penalty fee to attend the weekend program offered only during th enext month or you may be referred back to your court. No refunds will be made under any circumstances.

Hotel breakfasts are continental style, i.e. breakfast breads. Hotel lunches consist of a sandwich or soup. Hotel dinners consist of a hot dish and side. Beverages are included with all meals. You may have food delivered. This is at your own expense if you order from the hotel or a local restaurant. If you have special dietary requirements, please inform program staff when you arrive at the hotel.

What To Bring
Since your program completion report may involve recommendations to your court and attorney, please complete your information form and bring any court documentation along with your attorney's information (if any) - name, address, phone/fax numbers, and email address. FAILURE TO THOROUGHLY COMPLETE YOUR INFORMATION FORM WILL DELAY YOUR PROGRAM COMPLETION REPORT FROM BEING FAXED TO YOUR COURT, PROBATION OFFICER, AND ATTORNEY. Bring sufficient clothes and personal items for three days and three nights. Wear appropriate clothing in the workout facility area. Your cell phone must stay in your room.

Please bring all of your over the counter and/or prescription medications, if any, in containers clearly marked with your name, name of the medication, dose and frequency. If you bring medications then please remember to only bring the exact number of pills you will need during the 72-hour program. Program staff will collect all medications unless your physician provides written verification requiring you to have certain medication(s) in your possession at the program site or while involved in program activities.

Report to the main lobby of the DoubleTree By Hilton (log on to for directions to the hotel), 1100 Crocker Road, Westlake, OH 44145, off I-90 and easily accessible to all major highways, no later than 5:30 p.m. on Thursday evening. If you arrive late or do not attend the weekend for which you are registered, you will either pay a penalty fee to attend a future weekend program or you may be referred back to your court. After you inform the front desk clerk that you are attending the Safety Through Education Driver Intervention Program, you will be assigned to your room and directed to the meeting room. Do not hesitate to ask the program staff or hotel staff any questions you may have during this process.

Please call Fred Stevens at (440) 590-3404 or email if you have any questions, concerns, or need additional registration information.