Mission Statement

On September 5, 1980, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) was incorporated and the mission as stated in its Articles of Incorporation were “To aid the victims of crimes performed by individuals driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, to aid the families of such victims and to increase public awareness of the problem of drinking and drugged driving."

In 2015, MADD's efforts to significantly reduce drunk driving through the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving as well as interest in defining it's role in the fight against drugged driving, the Board of Directors revised it's mission to reflect those priorities to, “The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking.” 

History of MADD

From its humble beginnings 35 years ago, MADD has evolved into one of the most influential and widely supported non-profit organizations in America. Learn about how MADD first started, the history of our fight against drunk driving and some of our victories along the way.