The Target 25 Program Model
In 2011, York County, PA Court of Common Pleas Judge John S. Kennedy identified some startling trends in the county:
of all cases on the docket were DUIs
of those were for repeat DUI offenses
of those convicted of DUI were re-arrested for a subsequent DUI before their case was adjudicated
Under the leadership of Judge Kennedy, York County’s judges, the district attorney’s office, local law enforcement, probation/parole, and local SCRAM provider Vigilnet worked cooperatively to develop the Target 25 program, which fundamentally changed the way DUI cases are handled.
Under Target 25, law enforcement officers run a records check during every drunk driving stop. Suspects with prior DUIs are immediately arrested and taken for a blood-alcohol test and a bail hearing before a district judge. In contrast to typical “catch and release” approaches or traditional bail requirements, Target 25 requires pretrial supervision and 24/7 Continuous Alcohol Monitoring for all repeat DUI clients.
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Technology-Driven Solutions to Curb DUI/DWI Recidivism
- Target 25 Program Implementation Guide
- 2014 Winner: Judge John S. Kennedy and the Target 25 Program
- WGAL News: York County using SCRAM CAM in Target 25 DUI reduction program
- York Daily Record: York County works to cut DUIs by issuing alcohol-monitoring bracelets
- Sobering Up: Innovative Drunk Driving Programs Recognized for Excellence in Traffic Safety
- Sobering Up: Judge John S. Kennedy Leaves Behind a Legacy in York County, PA