Arrive Alive California Inc. and ABC Team Up through Office of Traffic Safety Grant
The Real DUI Courts in Schools Program can be an eye-opener for California Youth
Sacramento – The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has announced it will administer a $282,000 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 Transportation 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, 2020.
“ABC is embracing the opportunity to assist Arrive Alive California Inc. with this effort to increase safety in California by educating youth about the dangers of drinking and driving, and the costly consequences of DUI convictions,” said ABC Director Jacob Appelsmith.
The mission of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is to provide the highest level of service and public safety to the people of the State through licensing, education, and enforcement.
ABC is a Department of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency.