The following is from Mothers Against Drunk Driving's official website:
To truly reduce drunk driving, it takes law makers, law enforcement and the judicial system working in concert. That's why MADD's Court Monitoring Program trains volunteers to observe and gather data on DUI/DWI court proceedings, including arraignments, pretrial hearings, trials and sentencing…
But there's more to court monitoring than collecting data — there's MADD's presence in the courtroom. The presence of court monitors sends a clear message to judges, prosecutors, defense lawyers and court staff: MADD cares about what happens and the courts are being held accountable.
Big Mother is watching.