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Judge Susan Dobrich, MATCP President
Posted 08/14/2015 - 8:41am by Karen MacKenzie
Some federal grants will even require rehab centers to offer it.
Posted 05/26/2015 - 11:15am by Karen MacKenzie
Here are a few of the articles and interviews that were published/broadcast to explain and support the Interlock Research Project results. GREAT COVERAGE! GREAT RESULTS!
Study: Ignition Interlocks Stop Repeat Drunk Driving Offenses – News Release
Study: Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlocks Effectively Cut Drunk Driving - CBS Detroit
Study: Ignition interlock program working in Michigan – The Detroit News
Judge Harvey Hoffman explains impact of devices on lowering repeat drunk driving rates - Lansing State Journal
Officials Hope Device Will Decrease Repeat DUI Offenders (VIDEO) – WLNS TV Lansing
Study: Devices lower repeat drunk driving rate - Lansing State Journal
Milford man: Sobriety court’s interlock ignition program changed my life – Oakland Press
Judge Vincent Westra Says Ignition Interlock Devices Improve Sobriety Court Participants' Lives and Give Them Hope – Kalamazoo Gazette
New report claims remarkable success at curbing drunk drivers - WKZO
Judge Michael Stepka Discusses Success of Ignition Interlock Device Proving To Be Successful in Michigan – Northern Michigan 9&10 News
Study: Ignition Interlocks help cut drunken driving - Detroit Free Press (AP)
Posted 04/15/2015 - 7:45pm by Karen MacKenzie
With four years of data we have large numbers of participants who have significant time logged after they have left probation. The important recidivism number is found on page 40, where the participants with at least three years in the program (participants with significant time off probation) have a DWI recidivism rate of 2.8% compared to standard probationers with a DWI recidivism rate of 5.5%. Almost exactly half! Another favorite finding is located on page 48. The DWI/Sobriety Court Ignition Interlock program failure rate is 12%, while the DWI/Sobriety Court Non Interlock Group has a failure rate of 34%. This would indicate that the Ignition Interlock program improves the outcomes in DWI/Sobriety Courts overall.
It is a fairly long read, but well worth it.
Posted 03/27/2015 - 5:52pm by Karen MacKenzie
Posted 03/27/2015 - 5:41pm by Karen MacKenzie
To help our treatment courts better understand the interlock process, MATCP worked with SCAO and Michigan Secretary of State to begin to outline some issues and answers. This document is the first installment of that process.
Posted 03/17/2015 - 11:40pm by amutch
Handouts and PowerPoint pdfs for the 2015 Conference presentations and sessions are now available for downloading and viewing.