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Explore our Partner Agencies and Programs

Learn about our partner agencies and programs. Some are New York State organizations, while others have a national footprint. Visit their pages (clicking on a link will launch a new browser tab).

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New York State Sheriff’s Association

The New York State Sheriffs’ Association is a not-for-profit corporation formed for the purpose of assisting sheriffs in the efficient and effective delivery of services to the public.

It comprises all 58 elected and appointed sheriffs of the State of New York. Since 1934, the Sheriffs’ Association has helped New York’s sheriffs to serve and protect the citizenry through member-supported training programs, accreditation, legislative advocacy, and public safety programs.

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NYS Liquor Authority

The State Liquor Authority is part of the executive department of New York State with a Board consisting of
three Commissioners, appointed to three-year terms, one of whom is the Chairman. The Chairman serves as the day-to-day administrator and has a salary set by statute; the other two Commissioners are compensated on a part-time basis.

NYS Department of Motor Vehicles

The DMV is one of the most active public service agencies in state government, serving virtually every New Yorker many times over the course of a lifetime.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), under the U.S. Department of Transportation, was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970, as the successor to the National Highway Safety Bureau, to carry out safety programs under the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966 and the Highway Safety Act of 1966.

Students Against Destructive Decisions

SADD Nation supports teens with a peer-to-peer network that fosters confidence and cultivates lifelong leadership skills.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

MADD is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving.

NYS Office of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Services

The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports oversees one of the nation’s largest addiction services systems, which encompasses nearly 1600 prevention, treatment, and recovery programs in total.

NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services

The Division of Criminal Justice Services supports all facets of the state’s criminal justice system. DCJS enhances public safety by providing resources and services that inform decision making and improve the quality of the criminal justice system.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

IIHS is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries and property damage from motor vehicle crashes.

NYS Office of Probation and Correctional Services

OPCA is committed to improving practices that promote public safety, ensure offender accountability, provide restitution to victims and reduce recidivism. OPCA provides the tools necessary to enable local jurisdictions to make the best use of their staff and programs.

National Safety Council

The National Safety Council, America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate for more than 100 years, focuses on areas it can make the greatest impact: workplace, roadway and impairment.

NYS Sheriffs’ Association

The New York State Sheriffs’ Association is a not-for-profit corporation formed in 1934 to assist Sheriffs in the delivery of services to the public.

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is a not-for-profit, publicly supported charitable research and education organization dedicated to saving lives by preventing traffic crashes and reducing injuries when crashes occur.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism

The mission of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is to generate and disseminate fundamental knowledge about the effects of alcohol on health and well-being, and apply that knowledge to improve diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems, including alcohol use disorder (AUD), across the lifespan.

Ignition Interlock – STOP-DWI

An Ignition Interlock Device (IID) is a breath-alcohol measurement device installed into a vehicle to prevent a person from starting the engine, or in certain cases, to continue to operate a motor vehicle after having consumed alcohol. The driver must blow into the device before the vehicle will start.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is the lead federal agency supporting scientific research on drug use and addiction. The NIDA’s mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.

The Impaired Driver Program – STOP-DWI

New York State’s Impaired Driver Program (IDP) (previously known as Drinking Driving Program (DDP)) or an approved out-of-state program. Participation in the Impaired Driver Program (IDP) will not prevent, reduce, or delay fines, fees, or penalties imposed under the driver responsibility assessment program.

ITSMR – Institute for Traffic Safety Management & Research

The Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research (ITSMR) is a not-for-profit, university-based research center dedicated to improving highway safety. The Institute offers a variety of services to local, state and national agencies and organizations seeking to reduce motor vehicle crashes, fatalities and injuries. ITSMR is affiliated with the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.

Empire State Restaurant and Tavern Association

The Empire State Restaurant and Tavern Association (ESRTA) is a grassroots association that was originally formed in 1934. ESRTA represents New York State’s on-premise beverage alcohol licensees.

Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC)

In 1966, an act of Congress created the National Highway Safety Program. It provides that “each State shall have a highway safety program…designed to reduce traffic accidents and deaths, injuries and property damage resulting there from.” A chain of responsibility for implementing highway safety programs was established.

In New York, the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) coordinates statewide traffic safety activities. The Committee promotes and supports the state’s highway safety program to provide for the safe transportation of people and goods on New York’s roadways. The staff of the GTSC manage the state highway safety program by reviewing and monitoring grant programs, coordinating special programs such as the Child Passenger Safety or the Drug Recognition Effort officer programs, and by providing guidance and oversight to state and local agencies.

Victim Impact Panels – STOP-DWI

A Victim Impact Panel (VIP) is a volunteer group of DWI victims and surviving family members who speak to audiences about the life altering consequences of impaired driving.