FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Tuesday, September 08, 2015
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605)773-3215
Attorney General Jackley to Deliver National Keynote Address at Alcohol Law and Policy Conference
PIERRE, S.D – Attorney General Marty Jackley will deliver the keynote address at the 8th Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference hosted by the Center for Alcohol Policy on September 11th in Chicago, Illinois. The conference will focus on better understanding the role of state attorneys general in policy debates over alcohol. The annual conference attendees include experts in the field such as state regulators, attorneys general, legislators, public health leaders, educators and industry official to discuss and debate current law and policies.
“This is a great opportunity to focus on the role of the State Attorneys General and the importance of polices that safeguard against the abuse of alcohol. I intend to highlight the success of South Dakota’s 24/7 Sobriety Program to cost-effectively addressing addiction. It is also important to recognize the strong efforts of the Center for Alcohol Policy in working with law enforcement to safeguard against the abuse of alcohol,” said Jackley.
South Dakota’s 24/7 Sobriety Program has reduced the likelihood for alcohol re-offenses by implementing drug and/or alcohol testing for first-time DUI offenders with a high blood alcohol concentration and any repeat DUI offenders. The 24/7 Sobriety Program exists in 61 of South Dakota’s 66 counties and due to the success of the program, it has been replicated statewide in North Dakota and Montana and is at different stages of implementation in 9 additional states.
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