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The Deadliest Drug

By Shane Wolf / July 1, 2018

States have made progress against the carnage caused by drunken driving. But they’ve been much slower in dealing with the nearly 80,000 other deaths alcohol use causes every year. This is a great article published by Governing.com on the alcohol epidemic and how DWI courts are a proven model to combat this growing issue. Stand-alone…

Drug-Impaired Driving: Marijuana and Opioids Raise Critical Issues for States

By Shane Wolf / May 31, 2018

The Governors Highway Safety Association in partnership with Responsibility.org published a report about the growing issue of drug-impaired driving and recommendations to combat this growing concern. The report finds that in 2016, 44% of fatally-injured drivers with known results tested positive for drugs, up from 28% just 10 years prior. Click here to read the report.

CARS Assessment Tool Available

By Shane Wolf / June 20, 2017

The National Center for DWI Courts (NCDC) is excited for the release of the Computerized Assessment and Referral System (CARS) is finally available to the field. This free assessment tool targets not just DWI offenders, but offenders that have a nexus of mental health and criminal behavior. For the past six years, the Division on Addiction has…

New Report: Alcohol Impaired Driving Deaths Rose in 2015

By Shane Wolf / January 11, 2017

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…

Report: Laramie County Drug and DUI Court works

By Shane Wolf / September 9, 2016

Laramie County DUI court completed a 2 year evaluation of their program and the results show a reduction in recidivism and cost savings.  We are happy that Laramie County DUI court shared their evaluation outcomes with the local media and followed Guiding Principle #9 – Evaluate the Program. Click Here to read the article and…

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