Established in 2007, through a partnership with Beam Global Spirits and Wine, the NCDC works toward eliminating the hardcore impaired driver through the expansion of DWI Courts nationwide. The NCDC is a professional services division of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) and is the only dedicated advocacy, policy, training and technical support organization for DWI Courts in the nation.

The NCDC, along with The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, the National Transportation Safety Board, AAA, and the National District Attorneys Association, comprise the Coalition to Fight Hardcore Drunk Driving that supports state legislative proposals to enact comprehensive and effective solutions to the hardcore drunk driving problem.