Persistent Drunk Driving-Law Enforcement Assistance Funds Project

 

Mission & Vision

The mission of this project is decrease the incidents of drunk and impaired driving across all of Larimer County.

The vision of this project is to reduce DUI/DWAI offenses in Larimer County for the betterment of our constituents through the identification and mitigation of local risk factors within the target population.

 
 
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Purpose

The project is funded through the Persistent Drunk Driving and Law Enforcement Assistance Fund grant managed by the Office of Behavioral Health. All funds must be used to support primary prevention efforts to address DUI/DWAI and/or the local conditions that facilitate this behavior at all levels of the community, especially among young drivers.

The major goals of the grant are to:

●        Identify and prioritize risk factors related to impaired driving within Larimer County.

●        Create a comprehensive and collaborative community strategy to change local conditions related to the identified risk factors.

●        Mitigate the effects of local conditions related to the identified risk factors within target populations.

 
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Coalition History

In 2017, TEAM Wellness & Prevention was awarded the Persistent Drunk Driving-Law Enforcement Assistance Funds grant from the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health. The grant funds a 5 year project aimed at reducing the incidents drunk and impaired driving in Larimer County. In compliance and coordination of this grant, TEAM begun assembling a highly qualified and influential coalition of stakeholders to inform this process. TEAM continues expand the coalition to include all of the needed stakeholders necessary to have a full and thorough, county wide impact on drunk and impaired driving.

The coalition is in the early stages of the Strategic Prevention Framework and has been working to concurrently conduct a community needs assessment and build coalition capacity to plan and drive strategies to successfully achieve our project goals. The coalition has formed a steering committee and data work group to support these early stages of the Strategic Prevention Framework.

The Steering Committee of this coalition is assembled to advise and direct the work of the entire coalition.It guides the priorities and administration of the coalition and the various work groups formed to carry out the outcomes prescribed by the grant funded project.

 
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Larimer County Drunk & Impaired Driving Community Needs Assessment

This community needs assessment is designed to determine local risk factors and high-risk populations for DUI/DWAI within Larimer County in order to then strategically plan the most effective interventions to address these issues.

This community needs assessment is designed to determine local risk factors and high-risk populations for DUI/DWAI within Larimer County in order to then strategically plan the most effective interventions to address these issues. The needs assessment took place from March to September 2018 and includes data from across Larimer County and the state of Colorado. Data collection about the state of our community through the lens of DUI/DWAI offense will continue throughout the strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation portions of this multi-year project as a part of the monitoring and evaluation plan for the project.