Resources for Municipal Courts


 

Free Materials Sent To Your Court

The MTSI project, with generous funding from the Texas Department of Transportation, is able to offer traffic safety and anti-impaired driving materials to municipal courts and schools in Texas. Materials are free and are shipped at no charge.

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Please allow up to four weeks for delivery. Note that our inventory is constantly changing so we may not always have exactly what you want, but we will do our best to fulfill your order as accurately as possible. Examples of materials that MTSI offers:

  • Notepads with "Drink. Drive. Go To Jail." Logo
  • Stickers with "Drink. Drive. Go To Jail." Logo
  • Pocket U.S. Constitutions
  • Various Anti-Impaired Driving Posters in English and Spanish
  • Anti-impaired driving brochures and pamphlets in English and Spanish
  • What If...A Story of Shattered Lives - Available in English and Spanish, this script about the consequences of impaired driving allows middle school and older students to act out roles in a tragic story. With vibrant colors and images through, this book comes with a high quality spiral binding. Digital versions in English and Spanish are also available!
  • MTSI Legislative Packet - A comprehensive overview of the Texas legislature and the impaired driving related bills they considered in the last session
  • DWI Loteria - Just like traditional Loteria, but with DWI topics (comes with talking points for each topic)

MTSI also offers materials for loan for up to one month (court is responsible for sending these back to TMCEC):

To order or for more information, please contact Ned Minevitz at Ned@tmcec.com or (512) 320-8274.  

 

Information Sheets

Information Sheets are designed to be utilized by court staff when speaking to children. The sheets contain up-to-date information on a variety of traffic safety and impaired driving issues. Feel free to print these information sheets and distribute them freely.

 

SaveALife Listserv

When valuable resources, news, and updates materialize concerning impaired driving nationwide and in Texas, MTSI likes to keep its constituents informed! Thus, we have created the SaveALife Listserv where we post such updates. There is no charge to join. Members can respond to posts for the entire membership to read. The listserv is an excellent way to join in on the dialogue about impaired driving. To join, please contact Ned Minevitz at Ned@tmcec.com or (512) 320-8274.

 

Links 

The following links can be excellent resources for your court's outreach program.

  • Addiction Center - Drunk Driving - Addiction Center strives to help those with substance abuse disorders by providing information on all aspects of addiction and abuse, including impaired driving.
  • The Cost of Impaired Driving - The experts at MoneyGeek have developed an information sheet outlining the financial and social costs of DWI.
  • DrugRehab.com - Help is available for those with substance abuse problems. The mission of DrugRehab.com is to equip patients and families with resources and tools to overcome alcohol addiction and lead a lifetime of recovery.
  • Governor's Highway Safety Association - GHSA provides leadership and advocacy for state highway safety offices that implement programs to address impaired driving and other traffic safety issues.
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving - Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, MADD is the largest nonprofit in the country working to prevent impaired driving.
  • Mycardoeswhat.org - A national campaign to help educate drivers on new vehicle technologies designed to prevent crashes.
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSA is responsible for reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes. This is accomplished by setting and enforcing safety performance standards for motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment, and through grants to state and local governments to enable them to conduct effective local highway safety programs.
  • National Safety Council - The National Safety Council saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy.
  • Roadwise RX - This tool, developed by AAA, provides the potential impairment effects that prescription drugs can have on a driver.
  • StopImpairedDriving.com -  This organization seeks to work cooperatively to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce traffic-related healthcare and economic costs resulting from impaired driving (alcohol and other drugs). They collaborate with many criminal justice and community organizations to sponsor impaired driving campaigns. The website contains a wealth of resources to help combat impaired driving.
  • Teens in the Driver's Seat - Started in 2002, Teens in the Driver Seat is the first peer-to-peer program for teens that focuses solely on traffic safety and addresses all major risks for this age group.
  • Texas Department of Transportation - TxDOT is a government agency responsible for overseeing all transportation in Texas.
  • Travis County Underage Drinking Prevention Program - Funded by the National Highway Safety Administration through a grant administered by the Texas Department of Transportation, this program provides underage drinking prevention/anti-DWI presentations and information booths free to Travis, Hays and Williamson Counties. The presentations focus on the legal and social consequences of underage drinking; if youth ever find themselves in a situation with law enforcement or municipal court, they may have some idea of what to expect as well as what is expected of them.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information contact TMCEC at 800.252.3718
A project of the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center
in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation
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