The Court System: Time for Change?
The holiday season is upon us, a time for being with family and friends and looking forward to new challenges in the upcoming year. It is also a time when we make resolutions to improve our lives. New Year’s Resolutions have become a staple activity. We look at ways to improve our health, our relationships […]
Our Quarterly Meetings
The inaugural meeting of NPAMC’s membership took place on September 24, 2008, in Washington, D.C.− with plans to host quarterly meetings in the same area. Each meeting will feature specific discussion topics that the partnership will meet on and discuss to build consensus and develop recommendations. Our calendar of meetings will cover the following: September […]
Consensus Building NPAMC seeks to identify areas of agreement among the majority of stakeholders and build consensus to foster real change. By focusing on areas of consensus, we can implement real solutions in a timely and effective manner. NPAMC will build consensus by hosting refular meetings and developing statements reflecting the sense of the group. Consensus Statements As […]
What is NPAMC ?
The National Partnership on Alcohol Misuse and Crime (NPAMC) is an inclusive public-private partnership committed to identifying, developing, and promoting justice programs that improve public safety, reduce recidivism, and change lives for offenders who misuse alcohol.
It is the Criminal Justice “System”
I’ve been a prosecutor for 25 years and I’ve seen the good and the bad over the years. I have seen defendants change their behavior and become law-abiding citizens, and I have seen others keep making the same bad choices and end up in prison. But something that is important to remember is I am […]
April is Alcohol Awareness Month
Now in its 30th year, April is recognized as Alcohol Awareness Month. During April, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) and other organizations work to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce the stigma, and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. Most people can have a drink or two with friends […]
Alcohol Awareness Month
Alcohol Awareness Month–It’s Time to Separate Drinking from Driving* April is Alcohol Awareness Month and it reminds us that, while we have accomplished a great deal, there is much more to be done to reduce impaired driving in order to save lives and prevent injuries. One seemingly simple concept that is difficult (but not impossible) […]
Alcohol Monitoring: A Vital Part of Probation
Crime and Substance Abuse are Linked The link between substance abuse and crime is clear. About 90% of criminal cases have involvement of alcohol or other drugs. Because of this link, it is not unusual for abstinence to be a requirement for release on bond or own recognizance; a condition of probation; or, a condition […]
Criminal Justice: Is Our Head in the Sand
Everyone knows the idiom to “bury one’s head in the sand,” where a person avoids reality or ignores the facts of the situation. Unfortunately, that may be what is going on with many in our society – legislators, law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, probation officers, and treatment providers – when they ignore the research on what […]