Norma Broussard DuBois is the Director of Felony DWI & Traffic Safety Outreach for the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office. Her duties in this position included the organization and implementation of the DWI Court for the District Attorney. The 24th JDC DWI Treatment Court operates as a post-conviction model using intensive supervision and treatment to permanently change the behavior of hardcore DWI offenders. Ms. DuBois drafted policies and procedures and the plea forms used by the DWI Court program.
She was Chief of the Parish Court Unit for nine years and while in that position, Ms. DuBois developed a manual for the prosecution of DWI cases to ensure that new attorneys in the office have the resources to adequately prosecute one of the more technical violations of the law.
Ms. DuBois proposed legislation that changed the DWI statute to make it easier to prosecute drug impaired drivers by removing the requirement that the operator knowingly exceeded the recommended dosage prescribed by a doctor or manufacturer. She drafted drug per se legislation to set standards for drug-impaired driving. Though that bill failed to pass, she continues to push to have it become law in Louisiana. She has worked with legislators and drafted several bills dealing with impaired driving that have become law.
She regularly teaches courses at police training academies and trains district attorneys on the latest prosecution techniques. Ms. DuBois also teaches in the Paralegal Studies Department for the School of Continuing Studies at Tulane University. She has been teaching since 2002.
She is a Board Member of the Louisiana District Attorney’s Association (LDAA) and is Past President of the ADA Board of the Louisiana District Attorney’s Association. She is also the designee of the Louisiana District Attorneys Association to the Governor=s DWI and Vehicular Homicide Task Force. She is Co-Chair of the Impaired Driving Emphasis Area Team for the State of Louisiana’s Strategic Safety Plan. Ms. DuBois is also a member of many professional organizations.
Ms. DuBois was selected in July, 2012 by The National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as the recipient of the 2011 National Traffic Safety Prosecutor of the Year Award.
In August 2012, she was selected by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), with the Kathryn J.R. Swanson Public Service Award for her leadership in implementing policies and practices to reduce impaired driving through legislation, education and public awareness.
She received her BA in Political Economy from Newcomb College of Tulane University and her Juris Doctor degree in 1997 from Loyola University School of Law.