COURT MONITORING PROCESS
Local volunteers are trained in court procedures and data collection related to DWI/DUI cases.
Monitor the courts
Make individuals aware of both in the pubic and in the courts, of community interest regarding the outcome of DWI/DUI cases
Improve criminal court proceedings in DWI/DUI cases by gathering data nd using it to further communicate with judges, prosecutors, law enforcement and public defenders in an effort to identify strengths and weaknesses
Volunteers can record information such as accepted plea bargains and consistency with the offense; the victim’s role in plea agreements; the use of victim impact statement during proceedings; offender punishment including probation, jail time, fines, and license suspension/revocation; and the use of technology, including ignition interlocks, to reduce repeat offenses.
Volunteers share vital information with members of the criminal justice community, including judges, prosecutors, law enforcement officers and public defenders, and collaborate with them to develop and implement effective solutions.