Using the Impaired Driving Assessment


Wednesday, February 2, 2022
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Session Type: Workshop

APPA is offering a training session: “Using the Impaired Driving Assessment.” This event will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to properly administer and use the Impaired Driving Assessment (IDA) with supervisees convicted of an impaired-driving offense. Upon completion, participants will gain full access to all IDA materials to use with supervisees within their respective jurisdictions. The IDA acts as a screener to provide an estimate risk level among supervisees, identify their potential service needs, assess their responsivity to intervention efforts, and considers the degree to which their behaviors have compromised traffic and public safety. It was developed by APPA in collaboration with experts in the assessment field with support from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


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

Megan Foster, MSW 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. Chris Konschak is an impaired driving/traffic safety professional and lawyer with over 30 years experience. He joined as Senior Director of Traffic Safety and Government Relations in 2020. He spent the last 17 years as Director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Virginia. Chris began his career as a Congressional Aide with US Senator Alan Cranston. He has also worked as the Director of the Virginia Federation of Communities for Drug-Free Youth, the Director of Offender Aid and Restoration, the Public Safety Planner for the City of Richmond, VA, and an Administrator with Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services. He has devoted his career to serving others and working to prevent impaired driving. Chris earned his JD from Howard University School of Law and his BA in Political Science and Speech Communications from the University of Richmond.