County Criminal Court at Law 2
Robert S. Anchondo, Judge


500 E. San Antonio
Suite 704
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone (915) 834-8232
Fax (915) 834-8212
lacosta@epcounty.com

County Criminal Court at Law 2

  • DWI Drug Court Intervention and Treatment Program
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  • Mission Statement
    The mission of the DWI Drug Court Program is to reduce recidivism of alcohol and drug offenders and to enhance public safety through a cost-effective integrated continuum of care and a judicially-supervised regime of treatment and innovative casemanagement.


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    Goals and Objectives
    •Address alcohol, drug abuse dependency; among offenders
    •Engage participants in alcohol treatment with sober living
    •the overcrowding of Jails / prisons
    •Monitor attendance of Recovery support groups on a regular basis
    •Completion of the assessed community service hours as needed or ordered by the court
    •Intensive supervision by the DWI Team (Community Supervision Dept. and Surveillance officer)
    •Random drug/alcoholtesting

     

    Eligibility
    •Eligible participants of The Program are adults (17 years of age or older) with DWI offenses (Misdemeanor, Felony and Federal) residing in El Paso County, Texas

     

    Disqualification Criteria
    •Offense with a final conviction involving death, aggravated assault with deadly weapon or of a sexual nature and assault on a public servant

     

    DWI Drug Court Program

    The DWI Drug Court Intervention and Treatment Program (hereinafter referred to as the Program) is the first dedicated specialized court in the region to handle adults convicted of DWI offenses. Theprogram applies the principles of the traditional Drug Court Program to alcohol dependent adults. Eligible participants of the Program are adults convicted of a DWI offense(s).

     

                       

    Pre-Qualification Screening and Assessment

    Pre-Screening:  The Assistant District ATTORNEY, COMPLIANCE Officer, and counselor will provide a screening to ensure referrals meet the established qualification criteria. Counselor will complete a mental health assessment to determine if the dwi drug court program meets the needs of the individual. They will then make the recommendation regarding placement in The Program to the Drug Court team. If accepted, the individual will be referred to participate in The Program. Referring parties will then be notified whether placement was accepted or denied. if accepted, The participant will be referred to the Compliance Officer for program orientation and will then be given an appointment to proceed with intake process (sign a program contract) and establish new schedule appointments to follow. The individual will then be expected to complete The Program as a condition of their community supervision (probation).      
    •Clinical Assessment:  All Program participants are clinically assessed by a Counselor (LPC, LCDC, CI, etc.)  for placement in the appropriate level of treatment. All psychological and medical documents related to a participant will only be used to assure proper assistance while in the program and facilitate linkages to services.  Administrative controls will be enforced to ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state laws regarding confidentiality.  
    •If the participant is discharged from the program unsuccessfully, the Assistant District Attorney may prosecute the participant in the future, and the assessment results will not be available to aid in the prosecution. While the DA's office will be informed about the details of a participant’s discharge because of their participation on the Team, the detailed results of the assessment or other disclosures may not be used for prosecution purposes because it is not conducive to the goals of The Program.

     

    Phase 1: Acute Stabilization   Duration: 2 months

    Shall attend and receive certificate of completion for Victim Impact Panel presentation (general)
    •Shall schedule a medical appointment (Physical exam)
    •Shall engage with the treatment plan which will be developed by your treatment provider. You are to set up the appointment within 24 hours of the next business day of intake
    •Shall attend recovery support groups, as instructed by your treatment provider
    Shall appear weekly before the court for DWI Drug Court review hearings
    •Shall report to your assigned Community Supervision Officer once a week.
    •Case plan to be developed by your Community Supervision OFFICER OF which you are expected to follow your appointments
    •Shall report to any probation office 3 times per week (M,W,F) on a weekly basis for breath analysis testing until otherwise instructed
    •Note: Not required to do this if you are monitored by an alcohol device
    •Shall have your alcohol monitoring device uploaded on a weekly basis (if applicable)
    •You are not allowed to drive a motor vehicle without express permission from the court, you are to make arrangements by public transportation and/OR SUPPORTIVE family members to comply with program requirements
    •Shall complete ¼ of assessed community service hours (as directed by your community supervision officer)
    •Shall abide by home curfew time 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.(unless at work/ school/counseling sessions/Recovery support group meetings)must provide a work schedule/meeting sign in sheet for verification
    •You are to present a stable, habitable, and drug free residence
    •Shall submit to unannounced breath analysis and random OBSERVED URINALYSIS/saliva testing (to include random referral to local drug testing labs)
    •You are not allowed to spend weekends or overnight absences from home without the expressed permission from the court
    •Shall be present  when home visits are conducted by Surveillance Officers/Community Supervision Officers during curfew hours, they shall be allowed to enter premises and have the right to conduct a search of the premises and allow Officers to photograph living conditions
    •You are to address and comply with statutory-mandated jail confinement (if applicable)
    •Shall establish a financial statement audit
    •Shall maintain employment/enrolled in school (must show proof of same to Community Supervision Officer)
    •You are to avoid people, places and things that will impair your recovery

                                                                                                                                            

    Phase 2: Clinical Stabilization   Duration: 3 months

    •SHALL REGISTER and complete DWI/Repeat offender education program (provide certificate of completion to your Community Supervision Officer)
    •Shall write and present a good-bye letter to drug of choice
    •Shall engage and attend treatment counseling as directed by your Counselor
    •Shall attend recovery support groups as instructed by your treatment provider
    •Shall appear biweekly before the court for DWI Drug Court review hearings (unless otherwise directed)
    •Shall report to your assigned Community Supervision Officer biweekly and continue reviewing case plan (follow YOUr appointments)
    •Shall report to any probation office 3 times per week (M, W,F) on a weekly basis for breath analysis testing until otherwise instructed
    •Note: Not required to do this if you are monitored by an alcohol device    
    •You are to have your alcohol monitoring device uploaded on a weekly basis   (if applicable)
    •You are not allowed to drive a motor vehicle without express permission from the court, you are to make arrangements by public transportation and/OR SUPPORTIVE family members to comply with program requirements
    •Shall complete ¼ of assessed community service hours
    •Shall abide by home curfew time 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (unless at work/ school/counseling sessions/Recovery support group meetings) must provide a work schedule/meeting sign in sheet for verification
    •You are to present a stable, habitable, and drug free residence
    •Shall submit to unannounced breath analysis and random OBSERVED URINALYSIS/saliva testing (to include random referral to local drug testing labs)
    •You are not allowed to spend weekends or overnight absences from home without the expressed permission from the court
    •Shall be present when home visits are conducted by Surveillance Officers/Community Supervision Officers during curfew hours, they shall be allowed to enter premises and have the right to conduct a search of the premises and allow Officers to photograph living conditions
    •Shall be current with all required PAYMENTS (fine, court cost, program fee, probation fees, restitution fees-if any) pursuant to financial statement audit
    •Shall have stable employment/enrolled in school (must show proof of same to Community Supervision Officer)
    •You are to avoid people, places and things that will impair your recovery

     

     

    Phase 3: Pro-social habilitation    Duration: 3 months

    •Shall engage and attend treatment counseling as directed by your Counselor (begin cognitive processing of criminal thinking)
    •Encourage sober network (sponsor, recovery support peers)
    •Encourage pro social activities (hobbies, wellness, exercise, nutrition)
    •Shall attend recovery support groups, you must attend no less than 3 meetings per week (unless otherwise instructed by your treatment provider)
    •Shall appear monthly before the court for DWI Drug Court review hearings
    •Shall report to your assigned Community Supervision Officer biweekly continue with case plan (follow your appointments)
    •Shall report to any probation office 2-3 times per week (M,W,F) on a weekly basis for breath analysis testing until otherwise instructed
    •Note:  Not required to do this if you are monitored by an alcohol device
    •Shall have your alcohol monitoring device uploaded on a weekly basis (if applicable)
    •You are not allowed to drive a motor vehicle without express permission from the court, you are to make arrangements by public transportation and/or supportive family members to comply with program requirements
    •Shall complete ¼ of assessed community service hours
    •Shall abide by curfew time 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.(unless attending work/school/counseling sessions/recovery support group meetings)
    •You are to present a stable, habitable, and drug free residence
    •Shall submit to unannounced breath analysis and random observed urinalysis/saliva testing (to include random referral to local drug testing labs)
    •You are not allowed to spend weekends or overnight absences from home without the expressed permission by the court
    •Shall be present when home visits are conducted by Surveillance Officers/Community Supervision Officers, they shall be allowed to enter premises and have the right to conduct a search of the premises and allow Officers to photograph living conditions
    •Shall be current with all required PAYMENTS (fine, court cost, program fee, probation fees, restitution fees-if any) pursuant to financial statement audit
    •Shall have stable employment/enrolled in school (must show proof of same to Community Supervision Officer)
    •Must be enrolled in GED classes/program (only required if not already obtained)
    •You are to avoid people, places and things that will impair your recovery

     

     

    Phase 4: Adaptive Habilitation     Duration: 3 months                 

    •Shall engage and attend treatment counseling as directed by your     Counselor
    •Encourage a sober network (sponsor, recovery support peers)
    •Encourage pro social activities (hobbies, wellness, exercise, nutrition)
    •Shall continue attending recovery support groups, you must attend no less than 3 meetings per week (unless otherwise instructed by your treatment provider)
    •Shall appear monthly before the court for DWI Drug Court review hearings (unless otherwise directed)
    •Shall report to your assigned Community Supervision Officer biweekly
    •Shall report to any probation office 3 times per week (M,W,F) on a weekly basis for breath analysis testing until otherwise instructed
    •Note:  Not required to do this if you are monitored by an alcohol device
    •Shall have your alcohol monitoring device uploaded on a weekly basis (if applicable)
    •You are not allowed to drive a motor vehicle without express permission from the court, you are to make arrangements by public transportation and/or supportive family members to comply with program requirements
    •Shall complete ¼ of assessed community service hours
    •Shall abide by curfew time 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.(unless attending work/school/counseling sessions/recovery support group meetings)
    •You are to present a stable, habitable, and drug free residence
    •Shall submit to unannounced breath analysis and random observed urinalysis/saliva testing (to include random referral to local drug testing labs)
    •You are not allowed to spend weekends or overnight absences from home without the expressed permission from the court
    •Shall be present when home visits are conducted by Surveillance Officers/Community Supervision Officers, they shall be allowed to enter premises and have the right to conduct a search of the premises and allow Officers to photograph living conditions
    •Shall pay off all required payments (fine, court cost, program fee, probation fees, and restitution fees-if any) pursuant to financial statement audit
    •Shall have stable employment/enrolled in school (must show proof of same to Community Supervision Officer)
    •As need based, upon assessment; (Job Training, Parenting/Family Support, Vocational Training)
    •You are to avoid people, places and things that will impair your recovery

     

     


    Phase 5: Continuing Care             Duration: 3 months

    •Shall engage in treatment counseling (continue cognitive processing of criminal thinking)
    •Encourage a sober network (sponsor, recovery support peers)
    •Encourage pro social activities (hobbies, wellness, exercise, nutrition)
    •Shall continue attending recovery support groups, you must attend no less than 3 meetings per week (unless otherwise instructed by your treatment provider)
    •Shall appear monthly before the court for DWI Drug Court review hearings (unless otherwise directed)
    •Shall report to your assigned Community Supervision Officer monthly for finalized case plan (follow your appointments)
    •Shall report to any probation office 2 times per week (M, F) on a weekly basis for breath analysis testing until otherwise instructed
    •Note: Not required to do this if you are monitored by an alcohol device
    •Shall have your alcohol monitoring device uploaded on a weekly basis (if applicable)
    •You are not allowed to drive a motor vehicle without express permission from the court, you are to make arrangements by public transportation and/or supportive family members to comply with program requirements
    •Shall zero out your community service hours (unless otherwise instructed by your CSO) that are required within the program
    •Shall abide by curfew time 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (unless attending work/school/counseling sessions/recovery support group meetings)
    •You are to present a stable, habitable, drug and alcohol free residence
    •Shall submit to unannounced breath analysis and random observed urinalysis/saliva testing (to include random referral to local drug testing labs)
    •You are not allowed to spend weekends or overnight absences from home without the expressed permission from the court
    •Shall be present when home visits are conducted by Surveillance Officers/Community Supervision Officers during curfew, they shall be allowed to enter premises and have the right to conduct a search of the premises and allow Officers to photograph living conditions
    •Shall have stable employment/enrolled in school (must show proof of same to Community Supervision Officer)
    •Must have obtained a GED certificate (if applicable)
    •You are to avoid people, places and things that will impair your recovery


     

                      

  • Contact Information:
    Leticia Medina
    Program Coordinator
    lemedina@epcounty.com
    915-834-8232 ext. 5