Workgroup: Impaired Driving Assessment Tool Focus Group


Monday, February 26, 2024
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Session Type: Workgroup

APPA has worked with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA) on a variety of projects dedicated to improving community supervision practices focused on impaired drivers. APPA provides training and resources to supervision providers on the Impaired Driving Assessment Tool (IDA). APPA is currently undertaking a qualitative research study of the IDA and is holding this focus group to invite users of the IDA to provide feedback on the tool.


Gwyn Kaitis
Program Analyst, Council of State Governments

Gwyn Kaitis, MA, is a Program Analyst with the American Probation and Parole Association, providing training and technical assistance and leading APPA’s efforts on a variety of projects to advance the field of community corrections. She has a background in intimate partner violence having served as Coalition Policy Director, Shelter Executive Director, trainer with the Chicago Police Academy, and serving as Chair of the New Mexico Intimate Partner Violence Death Review Team.

Mark Stodola
Probation Fellow, American Probation and Parole Association

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 field supervisor and 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 including budget, case processing, program development (including the establishment of Arizona’s first municipal mental health court) and managing personnel. 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.