The Broward-Dade Safety Council is an expansion of the not-for-profit 503 (c) agency that started as the Broward County Commission on Alcoholism, in 1968. Under the Florida Supreme Court it later became Florida’s first DUI program, evolving into the Broward Court Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (BCASAP) in the 1980’s and 90’s. It added traffic and road safety courses in the 90’s and later became the Broward-Dade Safety Council. The agency provides educational programs related to public safety including a state certified DUI programs and an array of traffic and road safety programs. Other programs include:
- New driver classes for first driver license applicants
- Basic, intermediate, advanced and aggressive driver improvement classes ranging from 4-12 hours.
- Substance abuse education classes for people who have been charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) offenses involving alcohol and/or other drugs. The DUI program involves 12 hours of class for a first offense and 21 hours for clients with two or more DUIs and a one-hour private evaluation/interview to determine if counseling is appropriate.
- Substance abuse evaluations both voluntary and court ordered.
- Special Supervision Services for clients whose driving license is suspended and their driving record requires such supervision for their license to be reinstated.
- Ignition Interlock Device services ranging from a basic program orientation to case management plan development and monitoring.
- Drug education (PTE): "Club Drugs and Marijuana".
- Victim Impact Panel Classes in cooperation with MADD.
- Safety classes and programs are being developed as new services to meet private, commercial, industrial and government needs in the greater Broward and Miami-Dade community.