Court Monitoring Program

Each year, there are more than a million arrests made for the crime of drunk driving. What happens after those arrests depends on the criminal justice system. How do we know if justice is being served? By being there to witness the process.

Court monitors are MADD's eyes and ears across the nation

MADD enlists and trains court monitors to observe and document what happens in the courtroom during drunk driving case proceedings.

Volunteer court monitors help madd and the community by:


Reminding law enforcement that MADD wants to ensure drunk driving cases are prosecuted and sentenced as serious crimes


Tracking conviction rates and sanctions, and identifying offender trends


Identifying trends in offender age, gender, and blood alcohol concentration level


Notifying the judicial system of deficiencies


Creating public outcry when weaknesses go unaddressed

Keep The Wheels of Justice Turning Effectively and Keep Families Safe

Our court monitoring program supports MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving®. We invite you to join us in the fight against this 100% preventable crime.

So far, these states have an active Court Monitoring Program in some jurisdictions:

Court Monitoring Reports