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If you are the victim of a drunk driving crash, please call 888-919-6233 to speak with a Victim Advocate in your area.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is an organization of drunk driving victims/survivors and concerned citizens, working together to make a difference in every community across the country. MADD offers direct, supportive services to victims/survivors of drunk driving crashes through MADD’s trained victim advocates. A victim advocate can assist with emotional support, guidance through the justice system, and information and referrals for other needs related to the crash experience.

MADD helps anyone victimized by the crime of drunk driving whether it’s a death, injury or emotional impact. MADD victim services are free and available for as long as the victim survivor needs them.

MADD Victim Advocates provide emotional support and information by phone or in person. Many advocates have themselves experienced the tragedy of a drunk driving crash. MADD Victim Advocates may be able to help you with referrals, such as how to receive federal or state crime victims’ compensation funding, and can assist you in completing required paperwork. MADD Victim Advocates can provide a list of professional counselors skilled in working with crash victims/survivors. MADD Victim Advocates can be a valuable resource for you throughout the legal process. They may be able to accompany you to court and provide support and information regarding drunk driving laws and victim’s rights. They can also assist you in preparing a Victim Impact Statement to present at the sentencing of the offender’s trial and/or at their parole hearing.

MADD has a wide selection of free brochures and other materials for victims/survivors that are available by calling MADD or visiting the MADD homepage. Many MADD locations offer victim/survivor support groups where you can meet other individuals and families who share a similar experience. MADD offices in your community may host victim/survivor tributes to honor those killed and injured in drunk driving crashes.

If you need help or you know of someone who does, call MADD’s victim services at 888-919-6233. We are just a phone call away.

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