Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program (IDRP) at The Turning Point Center

IDRP  phone/FAX: 802 753-7369

The IDRP Process

The Bennington IDRP program offers a 4-week IDRP School that meets the first 4 Tuesdays of the month from 6 to 8:30.   First and Second time impaired driving offenders seeking reinstatement of driving privileges, as well as court ordered participants, are eligible.  For license reinstatement to occur, the individual is required to complete the Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program by:

  1. Attending  the IDRP Registration You have 3 opportunities to register for the class.  The hour registration starts at 6 pm on the first 3 Thursdays of the previous month before the IDRP School starts.  This is a walk-in registration you do not need to reserve a spot.

  2. Payment of fees of $400.00 is due at the Registration.  A $220.00 money order/bank check made out to:The Turning Point Center and $180.00 money order/bank check made out to Paula Shulman.  No personal checks or debit cards accepted.

  3. Completion of an Intake Screening with our program Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Paula Shulman.  You can sign up for the appointment during registration or contact her by phone (802-379-5117) after you register.  If Treatment is found necessary, you will need to complete the treatment before your exit interview and have your counselor fax or send the Treatment Completion Form to Paula at the above fax.

  4. Completion of the 4-week IDRP School – meets  first four Tuesdays from 6 – 8:30pm

  5. Completion of an exit interview with our LADC once you have successfully completed the IDRP School and/or Treatment requirements if recommended.

  6. Other requirements or suspensions may need to be satisfied before your privilege to drive can be reinstated. In these instances, contact the Vermont DMV at 802-828-2050


*In-State clients who have a lifetime suspension (more than 2 DWIs) and are interested in applying for a license through the Total Abstinence Application Process will still need to complete an IDRP intake, Multiple Offender treatment requirements, and an IDRP Exit Interview with Paula Shulman. The Total Abstinence application is now maintained by the Vermont DMV and clients can obtain a copy by visiting the DMV Website. Contact the DMV directly to enroll in the Total Abstinence Process.

* Vermont is a member of the 47 State Driver License Interstate Compact, which is an interstate compact used by several states to exchange information concerning license suspensions and traffic violations of non-residents and forward them to the state where they are licensed known as the home state. The home state would treat the offense as if it had been committed at home, applying home state laws to the out-of-state offense.