• DWI Courts operate in a post-conviction model using intensive supervision and treatment to change the behavior of the person.
  • DWI Courts use all the criminal justice stakeholders (judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, law enforcement, probation, and treatment) in a cooperative approach to change the offender’s behavior.
  • In a Michigan study of three DWI Courts, DWI Court offenders were up to 19 times less likely to be re-arrested for another DWI than a DWI offender in a traditional court.
  • In a Georgia study of three DWI Courts, DWI Court graduates had a 9% recidivism rate versus 35% for traditional courts.
  • In the same Georgia Study, it is estimated that DWI Courts resulted in between 47 and 112 DWI fewer DWI arrests for those jurisdictions.

The following national organizations have passed resolutions in support of DWI Courts: