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 reduce 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 observations 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.

This report is designed to present observations and trends relative to the counties monitored and is not intended to be a statistical analysis. North Carolina State Report (reporting period: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2020) Guilty

864 76 301 5

69% 6% 24% <1%

Not Guilty Dismissed Amended Or Plea Deal

Pending Cases Monitored:



Adjudicated Cases Monitored:




Disposition Sealed / Unable To Determine Disposition

Total Cases Monitored in 2020:



*Pending cases are cases waiting a judgement result. To learn more about each state MADD monitors, visit madd.org/courts

*Age and Gender data based off cases where appropriate information could be collected (over 70% of cases monitored) .

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