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Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Awards Grant to MADD Georgia

ATLANTA, GA (November 29, 2017) – Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Georgia is pleased to announce it has received a $129,575.34 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).

Harris Blackwood (Director, GOHS) and Kali Robinson (Program Specialist, MADD Georgia)

The grant, effective through September 2018, will provide much needed funding to reduce the occurrence of drunk and drugged driving throughout the state. MADD Georgia is pleased to partner with GOHS and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to work to eliminate impaired driving by successfully recruiting, engaging and activating volunteers through MADD’s mission.

The grant also will fund DUI prevention training for law enforcement, military, educational and community groups. Lastly, MADD Georgia will utilize these monies to partner with GOHS on signature initiatives such as Hand Across the Border, Click It Or Ticket and law enforcement recognition events, such as MADD Georgia’s Golden Shield Honors Banquet.

To set up training in your area, contact Kali Robinson or Theresa DeWild at (770) 615-3737.

About Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Founded in 1980 by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. MADD has helped to save more than 350,000 lives, reduce drunk driving deaths by more than 50 percent and promote designating a non-drinking driver. MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving® calls for law enforcement support, ignition interlocks for all offenders and advanced vehicle technology. MADD has provided supportive services to nearly one million drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge through local victim advocates and the 24-Hour Victim Help Line 1-877-MADD-HELP.

MADD Georgia and the Georgia Law Enforcement Community

Volunteers and Law Enforcement Officers during a briefing prior to a road check conducted in Georgia. Photo taken by Theresa DeWild (Program Specialist – MADD Georgia).
Theresa DeWild (Program Specialist – MADD Georgia) attends a community event in Garden City, GA. The event was also attended by members of the Georgia law enforcement community. Photo courtesy of MADD Staff.
Kali Robinson (Program Specialist – MADD Georgia) attended the Lifesavers Conference. Kali is photographed with Roger Hayes (Law Enforcement Services Director – GOHS) and Ed Weaver (North GA Law Enforcement Liaison). Photo courtesy of MADD Staff.