Drunk Driving Trust Fund (DDTF) For Victim Services
The Victims of Drunk Driving Trust Fund was enacted on March 8, 2002. According to the enabling statute, anyone who is convicted, placed on probation, granted a continuance without a finding, pleads guilty to, or admits to a finding of sufficient facts for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, marijuana, narcotic drugs, depressants or stimulant substances is subject to an assessment of $50. Courts collect this assessment, which is not subject to waiver for any reason. The state treasurer is the custodian of the fund and the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) is charged with awarding and administering grants from this fund.
Grants are awarded annually to several community-based programs in the Commonwealth to provide free services such as individual and or group counseling, crisis intervention, case management and advocacy for victims of crashes caused by persons driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
For current funding opportunities, please click here.