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20.11.17

MSRF Calendar of Events


Total graduates in 2017: 55 Graduates


Recovery Support Groups are currently held every Thursday from 11AM to 12PM at the El Paso County DWI Drug Court. For more information please contact Jose Montoya at recoveryelpaso@gmail.com.

12/8/2017 - DWI Drug Court Intervention & Treatment Program Graduation

DWI Drug Court Intervention & Treatment Graduation!

This month members of the court and Mountain Star Rehabilitation Foundation will celebrate the graduation of three (3) participants from the DWI Drug Court Intervention and Treatment Program!

The DWI Drug Court Intervention and Treatment Program was the first of its kind both in El Paso County and in the state of Texas. Judge Robert Anchondo started the program on November 3, 2004 and has presided over it ever since. It is a specialized problem-solving court designed to treat adults convicted of misdemeanor, felony, or Federal DWI offenses. A problem-solving court is unique in that there is an entire team of people with different areas of expertise working to help participants. In addition to the judge and his staff, there is a prosecutor from the District Attorney’s office, a defense attorney from the public defender’s, a sheriff’s deputy, an El Paso police officer, two probation officers, and various treatment providers on the team. The team works to achieve the program’s mission of enhancing public safety while reducing the recidivism of this population suffering from addiction.

These goals are achieved through a cost-effective and judicially-supervised regime of evidence-based care treatment and innovative case management.  Over 400 participants have graduated from El Paso’s DWI Drug Court program in the last twelve years. Only ten percent of these graduates have committed a new alcohol-related offense. This kind of success is not entirely unique to El Paso’s DWI Drug Court program in that there are now 28 similar courts throughout Texas and more than 600 nationwide. That being said, Judge Anchondo’s DWI Drug Court program was recently selected to be one of only four DWI Academy Courts in the United States. The National Center for DWI Courts in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chooses among the hundreds of courts each year and selects a group of Academy courts. Groups from throughout the nation travel to these Academy Courts to learn how to properly implement a program or, frequently, how to improve their existing program.

El Paso’s DWI Drug Court Program is proud to be recognized and even prouder of the hundreds of participants that have been able to turn in a different direction. The court values this opportunity to help protect society while simultaneously creating more productive, law-abiding, and better El Pasoans. The court looks forward to helping more participants and, in the process, all of El Paso in the future.

Past Events

December 8, 2017 MSRF Board Meeting*

11/21/2017 - DWI Drug Court Intervention & Treatment Program Graduation of five (5) participants!


10/26/2017 - DWI Drug Court Intervention & Treatment Program Graduation of four (4) participants!



October 20, 2017 MSRF Board Meeting*


9/28/2017 - DWI Drug Court Intervention & Treatment Program Graduation of one (1) participant!

September 21-22, 2017
NADCP Graduate Peer Engagement Meeting

Alexandria, Virginia




8/31/2017 - DWI Drug Court Intervention & Treatment Program Graduation of two (2) participants!

August 25, 2017 MSRF Board Meeting*

7/27/2017 - DWI Drug Court Intervention & Treatment Program Graduation of five (5) participants!



July 21, 2017 MSRF Board Meeting*

MSRF will be present at the Advancing Justice NADCP Annual Training Conference!

July 9-12, 2017


6/29/2017
- DWI Drug Court Intervention & Treatment Program Graduation of five (5) participants!

6/27/2017 - Light of Recovery Podcast #4 featuring boxing trainer Robert Vega, Jr.! Click on the link to tune into the MSRF Light of Recovery podcast on Soundcloud!

June 23, 2017 MSRF Board Meeting* 'Mid Year Meeting'

5/25/2017 - DWI Drug Court Intervention & Treatment Program Graduation of three (3) participants!

May 19, 2017 MSRF Board Meeting* 'Summer Prep'

May 3, 2017 - Celebration Honoring the El Paso DWI Drug Court Intervention and Treatment Program at the County Commissioner's Court click here for more information

April 21, 2017 MSRF Board Meeting* '2017 MSRF Documentation'

4/20/2017 - DWI Drug Court Intervention & Treatment Program Graduation of ten (10) participants!

April 2, 2017 - CAP Event 10th Annual Family Fun Fair

3/30/2017 - DWI Drug Court Intervention & Treatment Program Graduation of nine (9) participants!

March 24, 2017 MSRF Board Meeting* 'MSRF Review II'

2/23/2017 - DWI Drug Court Intervention & Treatment Program Graduation of four (4) participants!

February 17, 2017 MSRF Board Meeting* 'MSRF Review'

1/27/2017 - Light of Recovery Podcast #3 featuring DWI Drug Court Intervention & Treatment Program graduate Ernesto Valdez! Click on the link or picture below to tune into the MSRF Light of Recovery podcast on Soundcloud!

1/26/2017 - DWI Drug Court Intervention & Treatment Program Graduation of four (4) participants!

January 20, 2017 MSRF Board Meeting '2017 Preparation'

12/30/16
- Light of Recovery Podcast #2 featuring Board President Jose Montoya! Click on the link or picture below to tune into the MSRF Light of Recovery podcast on Soundcloud!

12/29/16 - DWI Drug Court Intervention & Treatment Program Graduation! Congratulations to Ernesto Valdez on all graduates for closing the year on such a special note!