Judges are a highly educated group of professionals. As time goes on we all think we know just about everything there is to know about a subject, but surprise, in the area of teen driver safety...
In Pennsylvania, a judge sent a hardcore drunk driver to state prison on Monday in Doylestown, PA. Sounds fairly routine right? Not really. The offender, Lawrence Konyves, was being sentenced for...
Drunk driving cases are among the most complex to adjudicate. The risk of recidivism is high, especially among repeat offenders. The Hardcore Drunk Driving Judicial Guide is a resource for judges,...
Promising Criminal Justice Programs for DWI Offenders: University of Illinois-Springfield Hardcore Drunk Driving Project
The Hard Core Drunk Driver Project, at the University of Illinois Springfield’s Institute for Legal Legislative and Policy Studies (ILLAPS), is funded by the Illinois Department of...
Promising Criminal Justice Programs for DWI Offenders: Rensselaer County, New York Probation Alcohol Treatment (PAT) Program
The Probation Alcohol Treatment (PAT) program in Rensselaer County was formed in 1983 and aims to increase treatment attendance and effectiveness by combining the alcoholism treatment delivered by...
Heartfelt words of gratitude are ringing throughout DWI courts all over the country. I was particularly moved by Krista Heckman’s story and words as reported in the Denver Post. "I'm...
Since 1975, the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program has operated education and treatment programs across the Commonwealth and provides DWI offenders the tools and resources to make smarter choices...
During National Teen Driver Safety Week this year, The Century Council will be highlighting its work with the Virginia Supreme Court to capture the attention of new teen drivers and their parents in...
Florida’s Department of Transportation has developed strategic plans to address impaired driving and motorcycle safety, which require more involvement from Florida’s judges. To date, law...
More than 70% of drunk driving deaths in 2010 involved a driver with a BAC of over .15, twice the legal limit. As shocking as this statistic may be, this isn’t news. Despite a steady drop in...