NHTSA Awards

In Recognition of Efforts to Make Roadways Safer Judge Larry Long, Second Judicial Circuit, Pierre, South Dakota, recognized for …creation and implementation of the successful 24/7 defendant sobriety program to keep DUI offenders sober, and minimize the risk they pose to other drivers on South Dakota roadways. Press Release


The John P. McGovern Award

Recognizing innovation in drug abuse prevention by identifying ideas to guide effective actions to reduce illegal drug use. McGovern Award winners are selected on the basis of their impact on drug abuse policy. The award is funded by the John P. McGovern Foundation of Houston, TX.

  • June 30, 2009: Presented to Attorney General Larry Long, Attorney General of South Dakota, and Bill Mickelson, President & CEO, Mickelson Consulting Group LLC, for the South Dakota 24/7 Sobriety Project
  • January 12, 2009: Presented to the Honorable Steven S. Alm, First Circuit of the State of Hawaii’s Criminal Division, for the Hawaii HOPE Program for substance abuse.
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Innovations Award 2008

The Council of State Governments

STATENEWS, Vol. 51, No. 10, Nov/Dec 2008 (p.27 in publication) Download [PDF]

2009 – John P. McGovern Award – Bill Mickelson, Larry Long, Dr. Robert DuPont (presenter)