A Guide for Local Impaired-Driving Task Forces Volume I: Final Report

Publication Date: 2011
Abstract: The purpose of this two-volume guide is to assist officials and members of the public interested in establishing an impaired-driving task force at a local or regional level or who are exploring ways to improve their current task forces. Volume I is based on case studies of nine local task forces in Costa Mesa, California; Pikes Peak Region, Colorado; Leon County, Florida; Southeastern Louisiana; Gallatin County, Montana; Broome County, New York; Bexar County, Texas; Fairfax County, Virginia; and Kent, Washington. These task forces represent a range of histories, structures, and approaches. This guide addresses how local task forces were formed, the structure and operation of local task forces, (3) the types of activities the task forces perform, (4) how local task forces obtain and manage funding and other resources, (5) task force strengths and weaknesses, and (6) how to avoid pitfalls and obstacles that confront task forces. The task force contacts for this study are included in Appendix A to this volume. Complete case studies are included in Volume II.