Ozark Guidance Recovery Services offers assessments, treatment, and psycho-educational programs for individuals with substance abuse, anger, and domestic violence issues. All programs are high quality, cost-effective, and affordable. Adolescent and Adult Substance abuse treatment is offered at all locations.
Ozark Guidance is contracted with the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Aging, Adult, & Behavioral Health Services, to provide DASEP (Drug & Alcohol Safety Educational Program) services in counties of Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Marion, Newton, and Washington.
Our state-certified DASEP program staff services include mandatory pre-sentence screenings presented to the judge with appropriate recommendations for each adjudicated offender found guilty for the charges of Driving While Intoxicated (alcohol or drugs), Driving Under the Influence (DUI-Underage), Minor In Possession (Underage), False ID (Underage), as well as Boating While Intoxicated offenses. DASEP staff are state certified to teach the mandatory required DASEP class and/or classes required for reinstatement of driving privileges for these offenses as incurred by offenders. DASEP staff are also state certified to make appropriate treatment recommendations and referrals for treatment services if warranted.
Please be aware that due to concerns with COVID-19 and to align with CDC and state official guidelines our DASEP in person classes are canceled until further notice. We currently offer LIVE interactive classes online. We are still completing DWI screenings in our Springdale and Mountain Home offices; however, for social distancing we encourage a telephone screening.
For more information on this program or to register, please call 479-750-2020 and ask for Recovery Services.
Victim Impact Panel
Ozark Guidance is contracted with the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Aging, Adult, & Behavioral Health Services, to provide VIP (Victim Impact Panel) services.
Please be aware that due to concerns with COVID-19 and to align with CDC and state official guidelines our VIP in-person classes are canceled until further notice. We currently offer LIVE interactive classes online.
The Victim Impact Panel program brings together the criminal justice system and those directly or indirectly affected by drunk and drugged driving crashes and underage drinking. Speakers may be bereaved or injured victims, and may also include victim families, first responders or substance abuse/treatment representatives.
The Victim Impact Panel program follows a restorative justice model by allowing crime victims a healing opportunity by talking about the crime’s impact upon themselves, their families, friends, and the community. During the panel, speakers describe the crash in which they or their loved ones, were involved, and how life has changed since the crash. They DO NOT blame or judge the audience; they simply share their personal experiences. Victim Impact Panels are designed to provide offenders with the understanding that drunk and impaired driving is a choice that impacts the lives of innocent people—and how the resulting consequences and tragic outcomes are 100% preventable.
Victim Impact Panels are not intended to replace conventional sanctions. Rather, they are offered to enhance and supplement such programs by placing offenders face to face with real people whose lives have been permanently changed by a substance impaired driver. For questions, please email VictimImpactPanel@ozarkguidance.org
To register, download, print, complete, and mail the form located HERE