During National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, President Trump states “… we remember the lives lost as a result of those driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, we acknowledge the pain and suffering caused by impaired driving, we honor the brave law enforcement officers who risk their lives to protect our communities from this irresponsible behavior, and we resolve to never get behind the wheel unless we are sober.”

To help raise awareness, OVC is highlighting the National Sheriffs’ Association video, DUI Crashes: Real Crimes, Real Victims. Created with funding support from the Office for Victims of Crime, this video urges law enforcement to respond to and interact with DUI crash victims in a victim-centered way, with all the referrals, support, and resources due to victims of a violent crime.

The video describes the importance of clearly communicating to DUI victims that services are available to them, including crime victim compensation accessible in every state through the Crime Victims Fund.

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