DWI Courts operate in a post-conviction model using intensive supervision and treatment to change the behavior of the person.
DWI Court is an accountability court dedicated to changing the behavior of the hardcore DWI offenders. The goal of DWI Court or DWI/Drug Court is to protect public safety by using the highly successful Drug Court model that uses accountability and long-term treatment.
Early studies of DWI Courts have shown successful results. Numerous individual courts have evaluated their program to find a significant reduction in recidivism.
DWI Courts provide more comprehensive and closer supervision than other community-based programs. DWI Court participants are up to nineteen times less likely to get a new DWI offense than DWI offenders sentenced by a traditional court.
DWI Court offenders are up to nineteen times less likely to get a new DWI offense than those offenders sentenced by a traditional court.
DWI Courts follow the Ten Key Components of Drug Courts and the Guiding Principles of DWI Courts
DWI Courts are an effective tool to combat the hardcore impaired driver.