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Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Injury Prevention Program

Program Type: Local Effort - Programs and/or activities that have not been evaluated but are identified by local programs as producing positive results.

The overall goal of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Injury Prevention Program is: To prevent motor vehicle crash related fatalities and injuries in young adults (ages 14-29 years of age) by implementing a public health strategy that employs the ā€œ4-Eā€™sā€: Education, Enforcement, Engineering, and Environment to address causal factors of driving under the influence of alcohol and other substances, speed, and failing to use or properly use occupant restraints (seat belts and child safety seats). Many of the projects that the SWO Injury Prevention Program implements in the community are the result of collaborations with other programs. Monthly seat belt checkpoints are conducted in collaboration with the Sisseton-Wahpeton Law Enforcement. A sentencing alternative for first time DUI offenders in the form of a Victim Impact Panel has been up and running for over two years because of a collaboration with Codington County MADD. Ride Safe was implemented due to collaborations between I.H.S., Injury Prevention and the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Head Start.

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Name: Robert Lee
Site or Location Name: Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Injury Prevention Program

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