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END GUEST HOST SESSION - Thank you for participating in OVC's Web Forum Guest Host Series. We hope this discussion will help you better serve crime victims. Please continue to discuss this and other topics...
OVCRC
05/15/2013
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I saw in the bio section that MADD assists with securing grant funding. Do you have a list of funders that have funding opportunities available to cover costs for prevention providers to host regional &q...
Esther Larsen
05/15/2013
arrow icon Esther, please see my answer below to LT. In addition, MADD ...
Carl McDonald
05/15/2013
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Are there trainings available for law enforcement on responding to drunk driving/child endangerment incidents?
Lt.
05/15/2013
arrow icon Thanks for that reply, Esther.
Carl McDonald
05/15/2013
arrow icon Drug Endangered Children Alliances in many states offer trai...
Esther Larsen
05/15/2013
arrow icon LT, your timing is excellent. MADD is currently making a pro...
Carl McDonald
05/15/2013
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Do you believe that the recommendation by the NTSB of lowering the legal limit for driving under the influence of alcohol to 0.05% will actually save lives?
Richard Paulas
05/15/2013
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Carl McDonald
05/15/2013
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are child fatalities/injuries resulting from drunk driving on the rise?
samuel
05/15/2013
arrow icon That's a very good question. Unfortunately research dollars ...
Carl McDonald
05/15/2013
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How has data on children involved in OUI related incidents been collected?
Thomas Maloney
05/15/2013
arrow icon (Continuing) During the five-year period of 1997-2001, 1,98...
Carl McDonald
05/15/2013
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Carl McDonald
05/15/2013
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Does MADD go to court on child custody cases?
Sally
05/15/2013
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John
05/15/2013
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John
05/15/2013
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Does OVC have access to a list of the drunk driving laws for each state and applicable sections of those laws regarding child endangerment? I am interested in obtaining that information as well as any enh...
Esther Larsen
05/15/2013
arrow icon While most states now have some kind of endangerment statute...
Carl McDonald
05/15/2013
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I'm often asked if Driving Drunk is Child Abuse and punishable in Family Court or is it a Criminal Charge punishable in the Criminal Court System?
Jan
05/15/2013
arrow icon Our recommendations to states have been to enhance the penal...
Carl McDonald
05/15/2013
arrow icon Ahh, yet another loop hole. I will continue to work with my...
Jan
05/15/2013
arrow icon That is the main problem. In most areas, two different court...
Carl McDonald
05/15/2013
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How can we educate parents about letting underage kids drink alone? In my opinion, the systemic problem is there is no discussion about the detriments of drunk driving for kids, so kids can't understand th...
Suefie Moghadda
05/15/2013
arrow icon Thanks for your input Mary Beth!
John
05/15/2013
arrow icon Allot of money has been directed toward DUI issues, so, the ...
Mary Beth
05/15/2013
arrow icon Great question! We do consider child endangerment (children...
John
05/15/2013
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I imagine when a child is found to be a passenger in a drunk driving incident, there is additional coordination that is necesary among law enforcement, social services, etc. Are there models in any states...
KT
05/15/2013
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Carl McDonald
05/15/2013
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How many children are hurt each year from drunk driving incidents?
Tony
05/15/2013
arrow icon During the five-year period of 1997-2001, 1,985 child passen...
Carl McDonald
05/15/2013
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I know that some states have additional legal ramifications for driving while drunk and having children in the car. Is there any research on whether or not these penalities have acted as a deterrent to dr...
Taylor
05/15/2013
arrow icon Sheila - Contact the MADD Policy Office by writing to frank....
Carl McDonald
05/15/2013
arrow icon Are you aware of efforts in those states (Alaska, Connecticu...
Sheila
05/15/2013
arrow icon While most states now have some kind of endangerment statute...
Carl McDonald
05/15/2013
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There are so many laws against drunk driving and yet accidents continue. Why do you believe these rules have been so hard to enforce?
alison
05/15/2013
arrow icon Agreed, Jan. The staggering number of DWI citations written...
John
05/15/2013
arrow icon I don't think enforcement is the issue from LE side. How do...
Jan
05/15/2013
arrow icon Another thought... the laws are not that hard to enforce. L...
John
05/15/2013
arrow icon Unfortunately, many people within our communities equate “im...
John
05/15/2013
arrow icon Each state’s legislature passes laws that instruct certain c...
John
05/15/2013
arrow icon Thank you for your question, Alison. There are many respons...
John
05/15/2013
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