AAA - Texas & New Mexico
Since its founding in 1902, AAA has been an advocate for the safety and security of all road users. AAA educates and advocates on traffic safety issues such as impaired, distracted and drowsy driving, child passenger, pedestrian and bicyclist safety, as well as issues affecting teen and senior drivers.
Contact Person: Kara Thorp, Public Affairs Specialist Contact email: [email protected]
DITEP / ADAPT / FRIDAY
DITEP (Drug Impairment Training for the Educational Professional) provides school administrators, teachers, and nurses with a systematic approach to recognizing and evaluating individuals in the academic environment who are using and are impaired by drugs, in order to provide early intervention. The purpose of the FRIDAY (Focus on Reducing Impaired Driving Among Youth) program is to provide law enforcement officers with all of the tools necessary to reduce underage drinking in Texas. FRIDAY's sister program is the ADAPT (Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Training ) program. The mission of ADAPT is the prevention of alcohol and drug abuse among students in Texas through the increased training of campus law enforcement officers. These programs are free for both law enforcement and civilian audiences.
Contact Person: Mark Busbee, Lead Instructor Contact email: [email protected]
Cedar Hill Police Department
The Cedar Hill Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality service possible to make the Cedar Hill community a better, safer place to live.
Contact Person: Chad Cooley, Corporal Contact email: [email protected]
College Station Police Department
The College Station Police Department aims to reduce crime and the fear of crime as well as to improve overall quality of life in the community while building and maintaining effective partnerships.
Contact Person: Kevin Harris, Lieutenant Contact email: [email protected]
Education Service Center - Region 6
The mission of Education Service Center - Region 6 is to empower the educational community to achieve excellence. The organization provides a program called the Alcohol Drug And Safety Training Education Program "AD-A-STEP" for Life. The program is a 3-hour Alcohol Drug & Safety Education course for adults identified as "under educated" by federal guidelines & 21st Century, K-12 students & their parents in after school programs.
Contact Person: Amy Moser, Safety Education and Training Specialist Contact email: [email protected]
Contact Person: Dannell Thomas, Safety Education and Training Specialist Contact email: [email protected]
El Paso DWI Drug Court Intervention and Treatment Program
The DWI Drug Court Intervention and Treatment Program (hereinafter referred to as the Program) is the first dedicated specialized court in the region to handle adults convicted of DWI offenses. The program applies the principles of the traditional Drug Court Program to alcohol dependent adults.
Contact Person: Robert Anchondo, Judge Contact email: [email protected]
LEADRS stands for Law Enforcement Advanced DWI Reporting System. It is an internet-based DWI reporting system that speeds up the time it takes officers to complete DWI paperwork. LEADRS works by having officers answer a series of questions, via: free text boxes, drop menus, and check boxes. Once completed, all information is used to complete a DWI case report, blood search warrant, DIC forms, complaint/affidavit, booking forms, blood lab forms, and all other DWI related forms. Officers who use LEADRS have reported over a 50% reduction in processing time.
Contact Person: Brian Grubbs, Program Manager Contact email: [email protected]
The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. The non-profit provides various Take The Wheel Initiative programs across the state. The purpose of the Take The Wheel Initiative programs is to increase awareness to reduce alcohol-related fatalities in Texas in collaboration with Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice System, and community citizens.
Contact Person: Debra Marable, State Program Director Contact email: [email protected]
Contact Person: Emma Dugas, Program Manager Contact email: [email protected]
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office provides effective and efficient prosecution of felony and misdemeanor offenses committed in Montgomery County. The County offers services such as the MCDAO No-Refusal Program, which provides prosecutors, nurses, support staff, and equipment in either a central or mobile location to draft search warrants and obtain blood samples from DWI suspects who refuse a scientific test.
Contact Person: Brittany Hansford, Chief, Vehicular Crimes Contact email: [email protected]
National Safety Council
Through the TxDOT-funded Our Driving Concern Transportation Safety Program, the National Safety Council works with Texas employers to promote safe driving practices among their employees, both on and off the job. The goal is to proactively combat the costly toll of crashes by helping employers understand risky driving behaviors and liability exposure. Our Driving Concern (ODC) provides resources on distracted driving, aggressive driving, passenger restraint, impaired driving, and other traffic safety topics, including pedestrian safety. (ODC) offers FREE tools and resources to managers, HR professionals, and safety leaders to help employers build a company-wide traffic safety program. ODC also includes an impairment piece, Drug Impairment Training for Texas Employers (DITTE). The primary goal of DITTE is to provide education on driving impairment and reduce the number of incidents involving employees. The end result is safer Texas roadways.
Contact Person: Katie Mueller, Senior Program Manager, Mobility Safety Contact email: [email protected]
Contact Person: April Ramos, Program Manager, Roadway/Mobility Contact email: [email protected]
SafeWay Driving Systems
SafeWay Driving Systems continues to revolutionize the driver training industry through their proven, proprietary SafeWay Driving System. SafeWay Driving offers an engaging and disciplined online driving course integrated with professional in-car training.
Contact Person: Nina Saint, Education Director Contact email: [email protected]
Sherry Matthews Group
Sherry Matthews Group, a creative advertising agency, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation, performs market studies to determine which communication messages and tactics will best reach target audiences. They measure advertising recall, message penetration, and changes in traffic safety behavior over time.
Contact Person: Liz Wilde, Account Director Contact email: [email protected]
Smart Start, Inc.
Smart Start Inc. leads the way in the alcohol monitoring industry as a manufacturer of advanced technology and custom-designed software with over one million Ignition Interlock clients. Built on convenience, Smart Start’s SSI-20/30 ™ Ignition Interlock and S.M.A.R.T. Mobile™ portable alcohol monitoring device provide the greatest benefit at the lowest cost to both users and monitoring authorities. Our dependable, user-friendly technology is supported by a 24/7/365 Customer Care Center. With an international footprint of nearly 2,000 service locations across the U.S. and in 18 countries, Smart Start is Setting The Standard In Alcohol Monitoring Technology®.
Contact Person: Dottie McDonald, Judicial Services Liaison Contact email: [email protected]
Contact Person: Debra Coffey, Vice President, Government Affairs Contact email: [email protected]
Texans for Safe and Drug-Free Youth
Texans for Safe and Drug-Free Youth's (formerly Texas Standing Tall) mission is to create healthier and safer communities with the vision to make alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs irrelevant in the lives of youth. The organization offers programs such as the Enhanced Visibility Enforcement Campaign to Reduce Underage Social Access to Alcohol and DUI (which uses controlled party dispersal and media advocacy), and the Zero Alcohol for Youth Campaign and Statewide Youth Leadership Council to Reduce Impaired Driving. Each of these are are youth-led programs aimed to reduce impaired driving. In addition to offering the Screening and Brief Intervention for Risky Alcohol Use and Related Behavior among College Students program, which provides screening and brief intervention instruments for screening high-risk college students to identify risky alcohol use and related behavior, such as DUI/DWI, and motivate them to stop.
Contact Person: Nicole Holt, Chief Executive Officer Contact email: [email protected]
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
It is the mission of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to provide quality, relevant outreach, continuing educational programs and services to the people of Texas. They offer programs such as the Watch UR BAC Alcohol and other Drug Awareness Program, which administers education and awareness programs on the dangers of impaired driving to reduce alcohol and other drug-related crashes and fatalities. In addition, they offer Reality Education for Drivers (RED), which is a program aimed at teens to reduce traffic injuries and deaths. This work is accomplished through the Brazos Valley Injury Prevention Coalition (BVIPC).
Contact Person: Ben Smith, Program Manager Contact email: [email protected]
Texas A&M Transportation Institute - CADES
The Center for Alcohol and Drug Education Studies (CADES) was established in 1997 by the Texas A&M University Board of Regents with the purpose of addressing state issues involving alcohol and other drugs. The mission of CADES is to improve the reduction of crash-related injuries and fatalities among transportation system users.
Contact Person: Troy Walden, Director of Center for Alcohol and Drug Education Studies Contact email: [email protected]
Contact Person: Christine Adams, Assistant Research Scientist Contact email: [email protected]
Texas A&M Transportation Institute - Youth Transportation Safety Program
The Youth Transportation Safety Program at TTI seeks to save lives and reduce injuries among America’s youth by developing and delivering the nation’s most comprehensive suite of transportation safety programs and projects. YTS offers programs such as Peer-to-Peer Program to Deter Impaired Driving and Underage Drinking Amongst Youth in Texas, which deploys peer-to-peer traffic safety programming that addresses impaired driving and underage drinking at junior high/middle schools, high schools & colleges in Texas.
Contact Person: Lisa Minjares-Kyle, Program Manager and Associate Research Scientist Contact email: [email protected]
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) is the state agency that regulates all phases of the alcoholic beverage industry in Texas. Their duties include regulating sales, taxation, importation, manufacturing, transporting, and advertising of alcoholic beverages.
Contact Person: Erica Moore, Agent - TRACE Team Contact email: [email protected]
Contact Person: Ronald Swenson, Deputy Chief of Investigations / Enforcement Division Contact email: [email protected]
Texas Association of Counties
The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) was formed to improve and promote the value of county government on a statewide basis. TAC offers services such as the County Judges Impaired Driving Liaison Project.
Contact Person: Tramer Woytek, Judicial Resource Liaison and County Relation Officer Contact email: [email protected]
Texas Center for the Judiciary
The Texas Center for the Judiciary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to provide outstanding judicial education to Texas judges so that a qualified and knowledgeable judiciary and staff may administer justice with fairness, efficiency, and integrity. They offer programs such as the Texas Judicial Resource Liaison and Impaired Driving Judicial Education, which aims to improve the adjudication of DWI cases through education, technical assistance, and support materials for judges and DWI Court teams.
Contact Person: Laura Weiser, Judicial Resource Liaison Contact email: [email protected]
Contact Person: Holly Doran Contact email: [email protected]
Texas Department of Public Safety - Crime Laboratory
The Texas Department of Public Safety's (DPS's) vision is to protect Texas citizens in an ever-changing threat environment while always remaining faithful to the U.S. and State Constitution. DPS offers Evidential Breath and Blood Alcohol Testing through The Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory to provide increased Forensic Scientist training to help bring DWI cases to legal conclusion. In addition, they offer the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing/Blood Warrants/Mobile Video Updates grant, which provides Peace officer training course for Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Re-certification, Evidentiary Blood Search Warrants, and Mobile Video Updates.
Contact Person: Trevis Beckworth, Scientific Director Contact email: [email protected]
Contact Person: Anna Mudd, Toxicology Section Supervisor Contact email: [email protected]
Texas Department of Public Safety - Driver's License Division
The Driver License Division (DLD) of the Texas Department of Public Safety issues driver’s licenses and identification cards for the residents of Texas. DLD is responsible for the administrative license revocation (ALR) program that allows the Department to suspend or disqualify the driving privileges of an individual as a result of a Driving/Boating While Intoxicated incidents. DLD is also responsible for updating an individual’s record with convictions and enforcement actions, including the ignition interlock device requirements.
Contact Person: Alejandra Aguilar, Administrative Action Section Supervisor Contact email: [email protected]
Contact Person: Esther Vasquez, Conviction Reporting Section Supervisor Contact email: [email protected]
Texas Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol
The Texas Highway Patrol protects Texas from public safety threats by conducting high visibility patrol; deterring, detecting and interdicting public safety threats on roadways; responding to critical events and conditions on Texas roadways; providing statewide emergency response and rescue; and utilizing advancements in technology to conduct commercial vehicle enforcement operations. In addition, the Highway Patrol provides drug and explosive canine detection, tactical marine patrol, dive and recovery operations and the forensic mapping of crash and crime scenes.
Contact Person: Lieutenant Richard Hoover Contact email: [email protected]
Contact Person: Captain Jodie Tullos Contact email: [email protected]
Texas Department of State Health Services - Emergency Medical Services
The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Trauma Systems Section and the Office of Injury Prevention’s EMS and Trauma Registries analyze emergency medical care and its impact on first responders to improve the continuity of emergency medical care across the state of Texas. Internal and external stakeholders use this data to detect trends, allocate funding, and enhance emergency care. Together, the two programs provide critical EMS and trauma data analysis to emergency care leadership. EMS and Trauma Systems provides field experience to help explain the data that EMS and Trauma Registries provides.
Contact Person: Joseph Schmider, State EMS Director Contact email: [email protected]
Texas Department of Transportation
The Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT's) mission is to deliver through collaboration and leadership, a safe, reliable, and integrated transportation system that enables the movement of people and goods. The agency distributes many grants to partner organizations. The department executes a yearly alcohol and impaired driving media campaign that focuses on a seasonal media campaign during the football season and around the winter holidays. TxDOT also offers a statewide bilingual public awareness and education campaign, a College and Young Adult Impaired Driving campaign, and statewide media campaign during the national crackdown over the Labor Day holiday.
Contact Person: Allison Rounsavall, Alcohol and Other Drug Countermeasures Program Manager Contact email: [email protected]
Contact Person: Larry Krantz, Law Enforcement Program Manager Contact email: [email protected]
Texas District and County Attorneys Association
Texas District and County Attorneys Association (TDCAA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving Texas prosecutors and their staffs, as well as attorneys in government representation. TDCAA maintains a DWI Resource Prosecutor, which serves as a trainer and liaison and provides regional prosecutor/officer courses, publications, articles, case notes, technical assistance, and a website.
Contact Person: Clay Abbott, DWI Resource Prosecutor Contact email: [email protected]
Texas Drug Recognition Expert Program
The Texas Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Training Program trains law enforcement officers to identify and prosecute drug impaired drivers. This program is free to all peace officers in the state of Texas thanks to a grant funded by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
Contact Person: Carlos Champion, DRE & ARIDE Program Coordinator Contact email: [email protected]
Texas Justice Court Training Center
The Texas Justice Court Training Center is an educational endeavor of the Justices of the Peace & Constables Association. The organization manages the Texas Justice Court Traffic Safety Initiative, which has the goal to reduce DWI offenses by providing judicial education and support to Texas justices of the peace and court personnel.
Contact Person: Bronson Tucker, Director of Curriculum and Staff Attorney Contact email: [email protected]
Texas Municipal Courts Education Center
The Texas Municipal Courts Education Center (TMCEC) provides education on traffic safety issues to municipal courts and city governments while encouraging them to participate in public outreach on related issues.
Contact Person: Ned Minevitz, Grant Administrator Contact email: [email protected]
Texas Standardized Field Sobriety
The Texas Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Training Program's purpose is to improve the administration and consistency of DWI investigation and enforcement by providing FREE training to licensed Texas Peace Officers. The overall mission of this program is to decrease alcohol-related crashes, injuries, and deaths by promoting DWI deterrence and enforcement proficiency.
Contact Person: David McGarah, Program Manager Contact email: [email protected]
Travis County Attorney's Office
The mission of the Travis County Attorney’s Office is to provide effective, efficient, and equitable justice, health, and safety services to improve the quality of life for the people of Travis County. The Office offers the Comprehensive Underage Drinking Prevention Program, which provides a comprehensive underage drinking prevention program through education efforts and peer-to-peer interaction to reduce underage drinking and driving and underage alcohol consumption.
Contact Person: Sarah Martinez, Director – Underage Drinking Prevention Program Contact email: [email protected]
UT Health San Antonio
The UT Health San Antonio’s mission is to make lives better through excellence in education, research, healthcare, and community engagement.
Contact Person: Tara Karns-Wright, Assistant Professor Contact email: [email protected]
Contact Person: Charles Mathias, Associate Professor Contact email: [email protected]
Williamson County Attorney’s Office
The Williamson County Attorney’s Office has the mission to work to ensure the integrity of the judicial process by seeing that justice is done for all, thus providing our community with a safe, fair, and just place to live.
Contact Person: Mike Jennings, Sergeant Investigator Contact email: [email protected]