Once an offender has met all conditions of his/her probation and is ready to leave the DSP program, they are given an exit interview and asked to give their honest opinion of the program. For many, it has been at least one year, but for most, two to three years of probation. They have successfully managed to complete many of the items listed in the program description.
Below are a couple of the questions and their answers:
What was your initial expectation or perception of the DSP Program? " I thought it was going to be a lot of hassle." " At first I thought it was overwhelming, but once on track it wasn’t bad at all." "Everyone was most helpful." "To complete and get out of this system. I learned a lot from this."
What was most helpful about DSP program? "Structure" "Everyone was most helpful in helping me get the help I need to make the proper choices." "Stay sober and work harder" "At first, forcing me to do the breath test kept me sober until I felt comfortable on my own." "Going through all the different things I had to complete."