Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization founded at the national level in 1980 and chartered in Hawaii in 1984. The mission of MADD is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.
MADD has been highly successful in drawing public attention to the problem of impaired driving through public education/community awareness campaigns and public policy activity, as well as providing support and advocacy to the victims and families who have suffered the pain and loss from impaired driving crashes in our state. The Hawaii chapter of MADD is unique in that we also provide support to the bereaved families of homicide. In recent years, MADD has strengthened the programs and activities that target youth, promoted youth involvement and leadership, expanded educational programs, and increased public policy activity related to underage drinking, access to alcohol and advertising.