What is a DWI Court?

What is a DWI Court?

A DWI Court is a postconviction court docket dedicated to changing the behavior of the alcohol or drugdependent repeat offender or high-BAC
offender arrested for Driving While Impaired (DWI). The goal of the DWI court is to protect public safety while addressing the root causes of impaired driving. DWI Courts utilize a team of criminal justice professionals (including prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation officers and law enforcement) along with substance abuse treatment professionals to systematically change participant behavior. Like Drug Courts, DWI Courts involve
extensive interactions between the judge and the offenders to hold the offenders accountable for their compliance with court, supervision and treatment conditions (Huddleston, et al., 2004).

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