In 2011, NADCP, in partnership with NHTSAcreated four "DWI Academy Courts." These courts, located across the country, are recognized by NADCP as DWI Courts that use exemplary practices. These courts will:

  • Serve as role models for other DWI Courts;
  • Be used to create learning and training for newly created DWI Courts;
  • Provide ongoing mentoring with DWI Courts in their region; and
  • Be a research platform for the development, identification, and testing of improved DWI Court practices.

Before they were selected, the courts went through a rigorous evaluation process competing against other DWI Courts. They will be a DWI Academy Court for a three year period.  The four courts are:

Each program and the work they are doing in this field is described in greater detail on the linked pages.