At first, Michigan’s Thumb Regional Sobriety Court was just how Randy Nitz planned to stay out of jail for multiple DWI offenses over the course of 40 years of heavy drinking. But along the way, he realized he both needed and appreciated the support; he no longer felt alone in facing his addiction issues. Then, […]Read more...
Aaron Richey never realized how self-destructive his drinking habits were. But his kids did, and he was slowly losing his relationship with them as he sank further into addiction and racked up DWI charges. But when he became the first participant (and now one of the first graduates) of Wyoming’s Campbell County DWI Treatment Court, […]Read More
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