This manual was developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) with the assistance of an interdisciplinary working group of judges, prosecutors, researchers, alcohol and other drug abuse counselors, probation officers, and law enforcement officers. The conclusions and recommendations in this Guide are based on the findings of more than two decades of research on interventions in impaired driving and their effectiveness.
NHTSA and NIAAA would like to acknowledge the contributions of members of the Expert Panel on Sentencing and Dispositions of Youth DUI and Other Alcohol Offenses, including Leslie Acoca; James C. Backstrom, Esq.; Hon. Linda L. Chezem; Dr. James Frank; Hon. Karl B. Grube; Dr. Andrew Klein; Sgt. Joe Knott; Dr. Susan Martin; Dr. Howard N. Snyder; Sgt. Ross Taylor; Hon. Chet W. Vahle; and Dr. Robert B. Voas. A number of panel members contributed text to the Guide. NHTSA and NIAAA would like to thank other contributors, including Dr. James Hedlund; Jim Wright; Kay Chopard, Esq.; Jon Walker, Steven Hatos, Esq.; James Fell; and Amy Berning of NHTSA; Dr. Enoch Gordis, Dr. Richard K. Fuller, Dr. Jan Howard, and Dr. John Allen of NIAAA; Sharon Cantelon of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) of the U.S. Department of Justice; Barbara Wagner of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP); George Kanuck of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT); Nancy Rea of Drawing the Line on Under 21 Alcohol Use in Montgomery County, Maryland; Dr. Sherrie Aitken, Dianne Welsh, Dr.Gerald Williams, Edward Spurlock, Kathleen Mullen, Susan Cornwall, Don Rebovich, and Michael Peters of CSR, Inc.; and Eve N. Shapiro and Lori Wolfgang of CSR, Inc., for their expertise in researching, writing, editing, and designing this Guide.
All material contained in this Guide is in the public domain and may be reproduced without permission from NHTSA or NIAAA.