Tag Archives: alcohol-fueled offenses

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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Funding for Public Safety & Victim Services in Tribal Communities

The U.S. Department of Justice is accepting applications for funding to improve public safety and victim services in Tribal communities. Federally-recognized Tribes and Tribal consortia may apply for funds to develop a comprehensive and coordinated approach to public safety and victimization issues. DOJ’s existing Tribal government-specific programs are included in, and available through, this single […]

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Ethan Couch uses affluenza defense to excuse drunk driving

“Too Rich” Defense? Teen Blames “Affluenza” for Drunk Driving

Last week a Texas judge handed down what many see as a light sentence to a teen who was behind the wheel in a deadly drunk driving crash. The boy’s defense: He is too rich to know right from wrong. Sixteen-year-old Ethan Couch was driving nearly twice the speed limit with a BAC three times […]

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Veterans Courts Give Hope and Sobriety to Those Who Served

When veteran Robert Wiese got arrested for a DUI after his “welcome home” celebration, he was embarrassed and ashamed. “Instead of using good judgment and using the ride I’d already established, I chose to drive, which was a poor decision.” Robert’s drunk driving offense was handled by the Yellowstone County Veterans Treatment Court in Montana. Based on […]

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Don’t Let Drunk Driving Turn Halloween into a Real Nightmare

Spirits may be responsible for mayhem this All Hallows’ Eve, but they are likely to be of the manmade kind. Once mostly considered a chance for kids to dress up as their favorite superhero, more and more adults are taking part in Halloween. Nearly half of people aged 18 to 24, and 37% of 25- […]

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Study Shows Female Drunk Drivers Differ From Men

Women have typically represented a relatively small proportion of the drunk driving problem and this has made it more challenging to conduct research on this population. However, continued increases in impaired driving rates, impaired driving arrests, and impaired driving crashes across North America have spurred new interest in the problem. Building on a 2011 review of […]

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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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NADCP

Highlights for Friday June 1st at NADCP in Nashville

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals 18th Annual Drug Court Training Conference continues into the second full day of the conference Friday, and the schedule is jam packed full of events and DWI/Alcohol-specific happenings. Highlights: 7:00-8:00 a.m. The Drug Court Expo/Exhibit Hall Opens early for breakfast and networking. This could be your last chance […]

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NADCP

The Economics and the Social Impact: Why NADCP is So Important

Today marks the opening of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals 18th Annual Drug Court Training Conference in Nashville, where 4,000 criminal justice professionals will meet to learn, engage, share, and participate in one of the most significant trends in our country: therapeutic jurisprudence. It’s a fancy phrase that describes a substantial, systemic paradigm […]

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