Housed in the Office of Continuing Legal Education for Wisconsin are two grant-funded programs aimed at addressing the problems associated with impaired driving and alcohol abuse:
Resource Center on Impaired Driving
The Resource Center on Impaired Driving represents the combined efforts of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the University of Wisconsin Law School. The Resource Center is designed to provide a wide range of alcohol-related data and legal information on impaired driving issues to judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, law enforcement officers, legislators, educators, and citizens. In addition, the Resource Center serves in an advisory capacity to local and statewide advocacy groups.
From the point of view of the law school and the university, the Resource Center on Impaired Driving provides an opportunity to be of service to the state in the tradition of "The Wisconsin Idea." Specifically, the Resource Center creates a partnership between state government and the university in addressing an issue of statewide importance.
Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project
The Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project provides information and technical assistance to officials and organizations working to implement policies and practices shown to reduce alcohol related harms and costs. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation found community leaders stymied by a lack Wisconsin specific tools and information on the public policies and practices that reduce alcohol misuse.
Linking the extensive institutional and legal expertise of the Resource Center on Impaired Driving with the policy development expertise and experience of the Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project provides a comprehensive alcohol policy development and implementation resource within the Office of Continuing Legal Education and Outreach at the University of Wisconsin Law School .
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