ABC Awarded $277,405 Grant for Arrive Alive California Inc.
Sacramento – The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has announced it will administer a $277,405 grant with Arrive Alive California, Inc. to expand their Real DUI Court in Schools program to California high school campuses. The grant will boost community outreach efforts to reduce impaired driving, especially among teenage drivers by bringing live courtroom experiences to high schools.
“Tragedy is striking our youth at an alarming rate. Arrive Alive California, Inc. gives a new perspective through reality-based education on the consequences of driving impaired in order to help young people make better choices when they get behind the wheel,” said Angela Kellogg, CEO of Arrive Alive California, Inc.“ We are honored to partner with ABC to expand our programming throughout California school campuses.”
The grant was awarded to ABC by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Through this grant, ABC and Arrive Alive California Inc. will partner together to reduce impaired driving in California.
Arrive Alive California Inc. will increase education about the dangers of impaired driving by bringing real DUI cases to high school campuses, allowing students to witness first-hand what happens when someone is convicted of a DUI. The grant program activities will run through September 30, 2021.
“The Real DUI Court in Schools program allows students to see firsthand the repercussions of impaired driving,” said ABC Director Eric Hirata. “Arrive Alive California increases safety in California by educating youth about the dangers of illegal activity involving drinking and driving.”
ABC protects communities through education and by administering prevention and enforcement programs designed to increase compliance with California’s alcoholic beverage laws. ABC licensees and their employees are encouraged to take ABC’s online LEAD training classes to help achieve higher compliance with alcoholic beverage laws. LEAD stands for Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs. You can now take the training online.
To learn more about ABC programs that help protect communities, prevent alcohol-related harm, and save lives, visit ABC’s website. ABC’s mission is to provide the highest level of service and public safety to the people of the State through licensing, education, and enforcement.
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