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New TIRF Report: Performance Measures in the DWI System

Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) is pleased to announce the release of the new report, 'Performance Measures in the DWI System', from the Working Group on DWI System Improvements. The report is based on discussions held at the 8th Annual Meeting of the Working Group on DWI System Improvements held in St. Louis in September 2011.

The report is designed to inform practitioners, program administrators, and policymakers about the most commonly available performance measures that currently exist at each phase of the system, their strengths and limitations, and opportunities to strengthen the measurement of impaired driving progress. It was created through input from practitioners and provides context to inform decisions about performance measures, describes what measures generally exist, and identifies recommendations to improve existing measures for the system as a whole.

The report answers the following questions:

  • Why use performance measures?
  • What to consider when using performance measures?
  • What performance measures are currently available (for traffic safety, law enforcement, prosecutors, the judiciary, supervision, and treatment)?
  • What are the strengths and limitations of available performance measures?
  • What are the most needed performance measures to track DWI system progress?
The Working Group – a TIRF initiative – is a coalition of criminal justice professionals representing 15 criminal justice organizations that has been improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the DWI system since 2004.

Funding for the Working Group is provided by Anheuser-Busch.

To learn more about the Working Group, please visit our Working Group on DWI System Improvements website: www.dwiwg.tirf.ca

Hardcopies are available upon request. Please contact tirf@tirf.ca to order your copy.

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