Administering the Impaired Driving Assessment: A Refresher Course


Monday, January 31, 2022
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Session Type: Workshop

The Impaired Driving Assessment (IDA) was developed by the American Probation and Parole Association to provide users the ability to capture the unique risk factors and treatment needs of the high risk impaired driving population. Since the advent of the IDA in 2013, hundreds of jurisdictions have received certification training on how to properly administer this tool. This interactive presentation will serve as a refresher on how to administer the IDA to DWI clients in a proper way and interpret and use the information obtained from the IDA to inform case management and supervision practices. Additionally, information will be provided on new tools that are available to increase efficiencies in conducting the IDA and interpreting the results.


Megan Foster
Grants and Research Program Analyst, American Probation and Parole Association

Megan Foster is a program analyst with the American Probation and Parole Association. In this role, she manages and works on a variety of APPA’s grant-funded projects. These projects range from training and technical assistance to research and evaluation of community supervision programs. Her projects have included workforce and workload issues, tribal program, victims’ issues in community supervision, justice reform and implementation of evidence-based practices. Prior to coming to APPA, she worked as a direct practitioner and program manager in victims’ services and reentry programs. She has specialized experience working in reentry with women and families as well as training and implementation of trauma-informed practices and programs. Megan received her B.A. in Women’s Studies from the George Washington University and her Master’s in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis.

Mark Stodola
Probation Fellow, American Probation and Parole Association

As National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Probation Fellow, Mark Stodola brings over 30 years of experience working in the field of court management and adult probation in Arizona. Mark worked at the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department for 18 years serving in a number of capacities including division director overseeing drug and alcohol treatment programs, problem solving courts and services for the mentally ill. Mark later became the Court Administrator of the Tempe Municipal Court where he served for eight years managing the day to day activities of the court. Most recently Mark served as Program Services Manager in the Adult Probation Services Division of the Arizona Supreme Court where he had oversight of treatment programs for Arizona’s Adult Probation Departments. Mark has presented training on topics surrounding high risk drunk drivers at national, regional and state conferences throughout the country. Mark also is an adjunct instructor at Arizona State University. Mark received his undergraduate degree in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Master’s Degree in Education from Northern Arizona University. Mark became a Graduate Fellow through the National Council of State Courts Institute of Court Management.