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Catherine’s Cause was formed in memory of our daughter who was killed by a Drunk Driver November 28, 1998 at the age of 20. We will honor her life by continuing the fight against drunk driving.


Catherine’s Cause is an anti drunk driving organization dedicated to the education of people convicted of DUI or DWI.  It is our desire that they be made aware of the consequences of their inappropriate actions.  We hold Victim Impact Forums every other month at theCarrollCountyNonprofitCenter.  Our Forums consist of volunteers who explain in brutal detail the loss of family and friends.  Occasionally we have a police officer that talks about his experiences with offenders families who have to be told of the death of a loved one. 


We are also devoted to educating students.  We explain to the students the devastation and consequences to the parents when a child is killed.


Catherine’s Cause sponsors a “Remembrance Ceremony” in December, which memorializes all those killed onCarrollCountyroads in the past year.  We invite the victim’s families to attend.  A family member lights a candle along with the investigating officer.  We are supported by many of Carroll County Law Enforcement agencies, along with Maryland State Police and the State’s Attorney’s office.


The goal of Catherine’s Cause is to reduce the number of alcohol related deaths on the highways by promoting public awareness.  All monies collected will stay in Carroll County