Connecticut 2021 Court Monitoring Report_FINAL

MADD’s Court Monitoring Program enlists court monitors to observe and document what happens in the courtroom during impaired driving case proceedings. The program was created to ensure that impaired driving offenders are prosecuted and justice is achieved.

Court monitoring is a tool proven to affect the adjudication process and is recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as an effective countermeasure to re- duce impaired driving 1 . Court monitors on the local scale can impact the handling of impaired driving cases by their mere presence in the court room. Court monitoring is intended to enhance transparency and accountability within the criminal justice system and reduce the likelihood of repeat offenses. One way this goal is achieved is by sharing data and observa- tions with law enforcement, judges, prosecutors, and the public to promote awareness of impaired driving and ensure accountability for all impaired driving offenders. To reduce future offenses, MADD® supports swift and unbiased treatment of all impaired driving cases. 1 Richard, C. M., Magee, K., Bacon-Abdelmoteleb, P., & Brown, J. L. (2018, April). Countermeasures that work: A highway safety countermeasure guide for State Highway Safety Offic- es, Ninth edition (Report No. DOT HS 812 478). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Connecticut State Report (reporting period: 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020)

This report is designed to present observations and trends relative to the six counties monitored and is not intended to be a statistical analysis.




Pending Cases Monitored



Pre-Trial Alcohol Education Program



Adjudicated Cases Monitored




Total Cases Monitored

Disposition Sealed



*The Pre-Trial Alcohol Education Program (AE)* may be used by people who are charged with driving a motor vehicle or a boat under the influence. The program requires individuals to complete a 10-15 week educational or treatment program. Those who complete the pro- gram may be eligible for dismissal of charges.

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