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Volunteer Court Monitor - Portland, OR

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ORGANIZATION: Mothers Against Drunk Driving Portland Affiliate

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Tasks/Responsibilities: Complete court monitoring training (provided by MADD Staff Court Monitor), attend assigned DUI court hearings and become familiar with courtroom procedure, collect information on case(s), and submit paperwork in a timely manner to your Staff Court Monitoring Specialist.

The purpose of the Court Monitoring Program is to observe the court system and collect information on misdemeanor DUI cases. This is an excellent opportunity to learn and observe the court systems while significantly contributing to your community.

Volunteering with MADD is not just a meaningful contribution to our community but may also be a commendable addition to a resume. It may also be a requisite or a valuable enrichment for various degree pathways and programs.

Each year, more than 1.4 MILLION arrests are made for the crime of drunk driving. What happens after those arrests depends on the criminal justice system. MADD's Court Monitoring program supports our Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving and its goal to end the 100% preventable crime of drunk driving.

By observing and reporting the outcomes of our criminal justice system, we:

* Promote public interest in the judicial system and awareness of the outcomes of criminal cases;

* Compile information on how alcohol and/or drug impaired driving cases are resolved; and

* Record relevant data to confirm accuracy, consistency, and areas for improvement.

MADD's Court Monitoring program follows cases throughout the criminal court process until the case is adjudicated. The data recorded is analyzed at the local, state, and national levels, enabling MADD to highlight effective systems and spotlight areas of improvement within the criminal justice process.

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About Mothers Against Drunk Driving Portland Affiliate


8855 SW Holly Lane, Suite 114, Wilsonville, OR 97070, US

Mission Statement

End drunk driving, Help fight drugged driving, Support victims of violent crimes, and Prevent underage drinking.


MADD was started by Candy Lightner founded MADD in 1980 following the death of her 13-year-old daughter Cari in Fair Oaks, Calif., on May 3. Cari was walking to a school carnival when a drunk driver struck her from behind. The driver had three prior drunk driving convictions and was out on bail from a hit-and-run arrest two days earlier. From its humble beginnings 25 years ago, MADD has evolved into one of the most widely supported and well-liked non-profit organizations in America.

Since our beginning in 1980, we've been working to make our roads and communities safer by preventing motorists from drinking and driving and it's paying off. Our efforts have helped reduce the number of alcohol-related crashes and injuries. It is estimated that MADD has helped save more than 300,000 lives since 1980 while decreasing alcohol related traffic fatalities by 44% from over 30,000 to fewer than 17,000. Nearly 21,000 have been saved by the minimum age laws alone. In 2006, there were 477 total traffic deaths in Oregon. Of those, 148 were drunk driving deaths or 31% of the total.

This is an incredible burden on our state and our communities costing the state $ 0.9 billion or $3.6 million per alcohol related fatality. As you can see, we have done much. But there is much more to be done. And we can't do it alone. We need people like you.


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