Blake P. Kavanagh
In an effort to help combat and manage the number of alcohol and drug related driving offenses that occur every year, drug impaired courts are becoming more prevalent within our court system. This topic provides resources to assist state courts, policymakers, law enforcement agents, and those who provide treatment to drivers convicted of an impaired-driving offense.
Links to related online resources are listed below. Non-digitized publications may
be borrowed from the NCSC Library; call numbers are provided.
This is a summary of the laws for all 50 states that identifies the legal and administrative consequences of a DUI/DWI conviction.
This Web site by the Center for Disease Control lays out the statistics underlying state laws pertaining to driving under the influence, as well as bringing to light CDC research on the subject. Included in the statistics is a list of the groups most at risk to be DUI offenders.
This guide contains a series of practical steps to guide the development process and highlights relevant issues that require consideration as part of any vendor oversight strategy. It was created with input from a panel of seasoned program and industry experts who are knowledgeable about vendor oversight practices for alcohol interlocks and other monitoring devices.
DWI courts are increasing in number exponentially across the country. Modeled after the effective approach of drug courts, DWI court evaluations appear to show impressive results on reducing recidivisim?
The mission of sobriety and DUI courts is 'to make offenders accountable for their actions, bringing about a behavioral change that ends recidivism, stops the abuse of alcohol, and protects the public; to treat the victims of DUI offenders in a fair and just way; and to educate the public as to the benefits of sobriety and DUI courts for the communities they serve.'
This article describes the work of new-porblem solving courts created to deal specifically with the high incidence of traffic violations involving individuals under the influence of alcohol.
The purpose of this report is to provide a current state of knowledge about drunk driving among female drivers. Its objectives are to describe the magnitude of the female drunk driver problem, the characteristics of these offenders, the current involvement of female drivers testing positive for alcohol in fatal crashes, and effective strategies that are available and being applied to manage this population.
This article discusses the continued growth of DWI courts in the states with a more diversified funding base, the use of technology to reduce the cost of monitoring clients, and includes a table listing DWI/DUI courts as of 2006.
There are 24 Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP) District Offices operating throughout Virginia. The report provides an assessment of their success in reducing the incidence of driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
This paper addresses Arizona's experience with sanctions available, research and experience in other jurisdictions, and enhancements that Arizona might consider when imposing sanctions in DUI cases.
This report documents a process evaluation of the first few years of DUI court activities and then describes an impact evaluation that was conducted to determine the effectiveness of the three courts.