On April 23, 2008, the group created NPAMC’s first Board of Directors and passed Bylaws reflecting the organization’s commitment to diversity and collaboration. The Bylaws specify that NPAMC’s purpose is to identify ways to promote public safety, reduce recidivism, and facilitate the rehabilitation of offenders who misuse alcohol.
Our Bylaws require that:
- At least 50% of the Board members be employed by non-profit associations that represent researchers, justice, treatment professionals, and/or legislators
- At least one Board member must be employed by a private company from the correctional or pharmaceutical industries that does not manufacture, distribute, or sell alcohol
- At least one Board member must be employed by a company or business that manufactures, distributes, or sells alcohol − or an organization that represents companies or businesses that manufactures, distributes, or sells alcohol
Our Bylaws also permit specified national associations representing judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and probation and parole officers to nominate members to the Board.