Meeting Minutes from the 2018 DWI Prosecutor Task Force are now available. The meeting was held in Austin, TX in December 2018, and hosted by the Texas District and County Attorneys Association (TDCAA).
Texans for Safe and Drug Free Youth (formerly Texans Standing Tall), has been addressing youth substance abuse prevention since 1997. By organizing adults, youth, coalitions, agencies and others, Texans for Safe and Drug Free Youth is moving statewide and local efforts towards systems change and improvement.
Texans for Safe and Drug Free Youth continues to educate local communities about the need to implement prevention strategies at the state level such as keg registration, raising alcohol and tobacco excise taxes, a statewide smoke-free law, as well as emerging issues that impact youth substance abuse such as alcoholic energy drinks and smokeless tobacco products.
The TxIDTF Legislative Subcommittee has compiled a summary of bills from the 86th Texas Legislative Session that impact impaired driving and traffic safety.
Click here to read the summaries.
The Recommendations for Alcohol and Drug Prevention Programs K–12th Grades is now available to download as a resource.
School-based prevention programs, beginning in elementary school and continuing through secondary school and beyond, can play a pivotal role in preventing underage drinking and impaired driving. If children can learn healthy attitudes towards alcohol and drugs, then they may be able to adopt safe behaviors that they carry with them into adolescence and beyond.
Currently, Texas does not have a standard mandatory traffic safety or impairment curriculum. To that end,the Texas Impaired Driving Task Force has developed the Texas Impaired Driving Task Force Recommendations for Alcohol and Drug Prevention Programs K-12th Grades for Texas school administrators and staff to reference as they consider implementing alcohol and drug prevention programs in their schools. The purpose of this reference book is to provide Texas K-12th grades with current impaired driving information for inclusion in health and other curriculum. This reference book provides an overview of alcohol and drug prevention programs that vary in cost, time, and materials so that you can select the program that is best suited for the needs of your students, staff, and schools.
The 2020 Texas Statewide Impaired Driving Forum will be held February 12, 2020. Save the date!
LEADRS was founded in 2003 within the 10 largest counties in Texas. This specialized group included over 200 DRE’s, SFST Instructors, DWI enforcement officers, Prosecutors specializing in DWI cases, and DWI Defense Attorneys.
Together they created a comprehensive DWI report that addressed all issues from Law Enforcement to Prosecutors while overcoming DWI defense challenges.
LEADRS was created and introduced to Texas Law Enforcement in 2004. Currently over 10,000 DWI’s are processed with LEADRS every year in Texas.
LEADRS is a Law Enforcement Advanced DWI Reporting System. It is an internet based DWI reporting system with no software to load and is completely FREE for agencies to use. LEADRS reporting questions were designed by LE DWI experts, leading DWI prosecutors, and DWI defense attorneys to provide prosecution friendly DWI Case Report.