We love every chance to travel to the Northwest, even in January. Five teams joined us for our Foundational Training in Vancouver, WA. Teams from Alaska, Oregon and Washington state learned everything from the guiding principles of DWI courts to targeting high risk/high needs DWI offenders. We would like to send a special thanks to […]Read more...
A new report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows impaired driving remains one of the single most serious threats to public safety, and underscores the need for more DWI courts. From 2014 to 2015, fatalities involving alcohol-impaired driving crashes increased 3.2% from 9,943 to 10,265. This amounts to 1 alcohol-impaired driving fatality […]Read More
The SAMSHA / GAINS Center has selected Athens-Clarke County as one of 8 communities to receive the How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses 2017 Train-the-Trainer program. The Athens DUI Court was part of the 12 agency collaborative that sought this grant award in order to bring this training to all team members. The […]Read More
Congratulations to Lowndes County for starting their DUI court program. We first met this group at our Foundational Training in Athens, GA this past October. We look forward to working with Lowndes County and see their future success. Click here to read the article from The Valdosta Daily TimesRead More
It’s near the end of National Impaired Driving Prevention Month — Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve — when occurrences of impaired driving and related accidents are expected to uptick. But DWI courts work year-round to address this threat to personal health and public safety. In just 2015 alone, New Mexico’s Bernalillo County […]Read More
NCDC Director Jim Eberspacher and NADCP’s Melissa Fitzgerald traveled to Oregon last week to take part in a special Impaired Driving Prevention Month graduation ceremony and to present the NCDC Community Transformation Award to the Beaverton Sobriety Opportunity for Beginning Recovery (B-SOBR) Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) Court. The event was part of […]Read More