Achieving Compliance: Best Practices

NCSC will attempt to identify characteristics, capabilities and infrastructure of states in compliance with Federal law to determine what features most contribute to the timely achievement of compliance. These successes will be evaluated to determine which practices may facilitate compliance by other states. Similarly, characteristics of states nearly compliant will be identified to determine what changes may be necessary to make these states successful in meeting the CDL reporting requirements.

Other deliverables include a checklist of the steps needed to be accomplished by courts so that they are in compliance with federal time guidelines and a "Compliance Template" that states could use as a guide to achieving compliance. These tools will be available on this website so that they are available when needed.

Many of these deliverables will be an outcome of workshops composed of both program and technology representatives of courts and DMV's. Beginning in the Fall of 2012, workshops will be conducted to review the reporting requirements, identify the obstacles to compliance, and develop strategies to overcome those obstacles. States desiring to increase their level of compliance will leave the workshop with an action plan. The key product from this endeavor will be a Guide to Achieving Compliance with Federal Time Standards.

Intensive technical assistance will be provided to four states with the objective of not only bringing them into compliance with time guidelines, but of documenting the process so that other states may benefit from their experience:

Although funding for workshop and technical assistance is limited, any state interested in an invitation is urged to contact: Jannet Lewis, CDL Project Manager, or telephone: 757.259.1824.