Alexandria, VA.-JULY 10, 2012 - NCDC Applauds Passage of MAP-21. Congress has passed the transportation reauthorization bill entitled the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). MAP-21 authorizes transportation funding nationwide, including grants for impaired driving prevention efforts. DWI Courts are among the approved list of authorized programs that can receive U.S. Transportation Grant Funds for impaired driving countermeasures. In addition, MAP-21 authorizes training and education of criminal justice professionals to assist in handling impaired driving cases, traffic safety resource prosecutors, judicial outreach liaisons, and 24-7 sobriety programs. Read More >Alexandria, VA-April 27, 2012 - For 26 years, April has been designated Alcohol Awareness Month, bringing national attention to the consequences of alcohol misuse. While fatalities due to drunk driving have steadily declined over the past 20 years, Beam, the largest U.S.-based spirits company, and the National Center for DWI Courts are committed to making further progress and making roads even safer by expanding solutions proven to work. Beam has helped champion this cause since 2007 when it helped found the National Center for DWI Courts. Read More >Alexandria, Virginia - August 11, 2010 - The National Center for DWI Courts (NCDC) and the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) are proud to announce the continuation of their successful partnership with the aim of significantly reducing drunk driving by strengthening current DWI Courts and adding new DWI Courts across the country. Read More >Alexandria, Virginia. – April 20, 2010 Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc. and the National Center for DWI Courts (NCDC) today awarded Rep. Jerry Madden and Sen. Kel Seliger the National Center for DWI Courts Community Safety Award for their work to pass legislation that has tripled the number of DWI Courts established in Texas since 2007. Read More >


Alexandria, Virginia – December 3, 2009 Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc. and the National Center for DWI Courts (NCDC) today joined forces in support of National Impaired Driving Prevention Month this December. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an average of 36 fatalities occur per day on America’s roadways as a result of crashes involving an alcohol impaired driver. That number increases to 45 per day during the Christmas period and jumps to 54 per day over the New Year’s holiday. Read More>

Alexandria, Virginia – July 17, 2009 - DWI Courts were front and center in Monday’s Washington Post’s article on states looking for less costly substitutes for prison. The State of Texas was highlighted for promoting DWI Courts as an important tool to reduce the number of persons going to prison. Read More >

Alexandria, Va. – June 11, 2009 The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) and the National Center for DWI Courts (NCDC) today awarded the NADCP Ambassador Award to Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc. Robby Gordon, NASCAR® driver and team owner of the No. 7 Jim Beam® Toyota® car, was also honored with an Ambassador Award for his continued support of DWI Courts. Read More >Alexandria, VA – September 15, 2008 – Last month the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its annual traffic safety assessment for 2007. The report shows a remarkable 3.7% decrease in alcohol-impaired driving fatalities since last year but revealed a startling trend among the nation’s most dangerous offenders. Read More >

Alexandria, VA – March 10, 2008 – The National Center for DWI Courts (NCDC) today announced the appointment of David J. Wallace as director. Wallace brings 23 years of experience in the criminal law field to his role as the first director of NCDC. Read More >

Georgia State Capitol, February 26, 2008 – Clarke County’s DUI Court has been selected as one of the nation’s four best courts in targeting repeat drunk drivers. In a ceremony on Friday, February 29th at 10:30 AM on the Washington Street side of the Georgia State Capitol, the court will be designated as one of four “Academy Courts” in the country. The other three courts selected are in Springfield, Missouri, Traverse City, Michigan and Newport Beach, California. Read More >

Washington D.C. – May 30, 2007 – Unveiling the National Center for DWI Courts, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) introduced its newly designated operational wing designed to focus training and technical assistance efforts on the growing field of DWI courts nationwide. Read More >


Alexandria, Virginia – October 5, 2009 - Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc., and the National Center for DWI Courts (NCDC) joined forces today to encourage Missouri to establish more DWI Courts to help build on the state’s success in battling hardcore drunk driving. Missouri currently has nine DWI Courts and more than 30 “hybrid” courts that oversee both DWI and drug cases. Recently released research illustrates the success these courts have had in getting the most dangerous drunk drivers off the roads. Read More >