Tag Archives: 24/7 Sobriety

Alcohol Monitoring Grants Available for Veterans Treatment Courts

Alcohol misuse and abuse pose significant risks for U.S. Military Veterans and are often central issues for Veterans who become involved in the criminal justice system. Over 80% of justice-involved Veterans had a substance abuse issue prior to incarceration, and many Veterans report alcohol as their substance of choice. Continuous Alcohol Monitoring (CAM) is a proven […]

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Moving the Needle: Reducing Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities by Focusing on Repeat DWI Offenders

In May the National Transportation Safety Board released 19 recommendations to eliminate impaired driving. This post is the fourth in a series examining the NTSB’s five safety issue areas. The NTSB recommends using DWI Courts and other programs to reduce recidivism by repeat DWI offenders. Since traditional countermeasures have limited effects on individuals who repeatedly […]

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Top 12 of 2012: U.K. Looks to U.S. as a Model for Impaired Driving Tactics

It has been estimated by the United Kingdom’s Home Office that “irresponsible” drinking costs taxpayers in the U.K. between £18-25  ($29-40) billion a year. Additionally, there were nearly 1 million alcohol-related violent crimes, and 1.2 million alcohol-related hospital admissions in the U.K. in 2011. In an effort to get a handle on the ever-increasing issue […]

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Happy Birthday! Montana’s 24/7 Sobriety Program Turns 1

Drinking and driving has been a chronic—and deadly—problem on Montana’s roadways for decades. In 2008, Forbes magazine reported that Montana was ranked as the deadliest state in the nation when it came to per capita DUI-related traffic fatalities. Law and policy makers responded with a list of changes to the Montana legal code, all aimed […]

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Big Win for Impaired Driving Programs When President Signs MAP-21 Transportation Bill

Congress went to work last week with the passage of the $109 billion Moving Ahead for Progress (MAP) 21 Transportation Bill, and President Obama formalized the legislative process today by signing this historic bill into law. While many of the provisions of this bill are intended to create jobs, address student loan issues, and shore […]

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Century Council Releases New Publication on Promising DWI Offender Programs

Earlier this month The Century Council released a new publication, Promising Criminal Justice Programs for DWI Offenders, which is the first ever compendium of promising DWI offender programs to enable criminal justice practitioners to learn from each other. This publication provides a brief description of 25 promising programs from 21 states and one federal agency. […]

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Senate Adds 24-7 Sobriety Programs as an Impaired Driving Countermeasure

Senate Bill 1813 titled “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21)”, a two-year, $109 billion plan, was passed March 14 by the U.S. Senate. The bill reauthorizes the Federal-aid highway program. Included in the bill are numerous impaired driving countermeasures for which states can receive annual incentive grants (410 grants) to adopt and implement […]

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Impaired Driving Legislation: Interlocks and 24/7 Sobriety

AMS commends Rep. Mica (FL) and other Members of House of Representatives who have worked diligently on the Transportation Reauthorization Proposal appropriately named “The American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act (H.R. 7)”. This comprehensive bill provides states with more flexible funding mechanisms that will increase accountability for how dollars are spent. Impaired Driving impacts individuals, […]

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Kathleen Brown

South Dakota’s 24/7 Program Crosses the Pond

Today the mayor’s office in London issued a release announcing the initiation of a 24/7 sobriety program pilot, modeled after South Dakota’s successful 24/7 Sobriety Program, which mandates sobriety and tests offenders either twice daily at breath test centers or via continuous alcohol monitoring anklets, known in the UK as “tags” or “alcohol tags.” The […]

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