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.

Each year, MADD staff members and volunteers across Nevada monitor a minimum of 1,000 DUI and DUI Drug cases. In the year 2020, MADD Nevada was able to follow 1,255 cases overall. Although the COVID-19 pandemic changed many facets of our daily lives, this report demonstrates that statistically, MADD Nevada observed similar trends in the total quantity of DUI and DUI Drug cases, demographics of DUI and DUI Drug offenders, and overall adjudication outcomes in comparison to the previous year. 722 cases were monitored through the full adjudication process leading to the findings in this report.

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

Pending Cases Monitored:

533 692


Adjudicated Cases Monitored:



Total Cases Monitored in 2020:

*Pending cases are cases waiting a judgement result.




Not Guilty



Deferred Prosecution



Dismissed/ Failed- To Prosecute






Bound Over To Circuit Court



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