DUI Enforcement Training

AAIM has had advocates in the court system since its inception in 1982. For the past five years, we have had court watchers in the courts around the Chicago land area. These staff members and volunteers must be training on the latest laws and technological developments used in deterring drunk driving. Our court watch program is underwritten by a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).

Volunteers are the key to the success of the AAIM Court Watchers. You can help to continue this vital and challenging work by observing and recording courtroom activities, identifying problems and providing information for the improvement of the judicial system as it relates to impaired driving. Because this program examines the courts from the “ordinary” citizen’s perspective, court watchers do not need a legal background. The requirements are simple ones:
• One day training session at courthouse
• Court time with experienced court watcher
• Weekday availability
• Impartiality to the court system and court personnel, to be able to report fair and accurately
This program welcomes men and women, senior citizens and college students, part or full time workers—people who genuinely care.