Supporting Courts by Creating Opportunities for Recovery
Supporting Courts by Creating Opportunities for Recovery is a nonprofit organization working to empower participants and alumni of the 4th Judicial Problem Solving Courts, Speciality Courts, and Justice-Involved Individuals to thrive in life by connecting them to resources and services such as food, clothing, transportation, and housing assistance
Support services and resources are essential for meeting the basic needs of individuals who struggle with addiction, trauma, and mental health. By facilitating stability, we help participants remain committed to focusing on their sobriety, completing treatment, and successfully graduating from the problem-solving court program so they can achieve long-term stability and thrive as members of our community.
We are a nonprofit organization created to empower participants and alumni of the 4th Judicial Problem Solving Courts, Specialty Courts, and Justice-Involved Individuals to thrive in life by connecting them to resources and services such as food, clothing, transportation, and housing assistance.
We envision a future where persons moving through the court system have the support and services necessary to maintain sobriety and become rehabilitated and thriving members of society rather than falling back into the cycle of incarceration.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION & JUSTICE
We believe in a world where everyone — no matter who we are or where we come from — deserves a second chance. To honor the clients we serve by embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in all we do, and celebrating with them as they are empowered to create lasting change. We recognize that to accomplish our mission of empowering justice-involved individuals to thrive in life, our work must help break down barriers, bring people of all backgrounds together, and generate equity, respect, and lasting change.
To do this, we commit to working strategically and collaboratively towards the following actions:
- Build a racial equity lens into our organization’s strategic planning, policy, operations, and culture;
- Recruit board members who reflect the demographics of our community;
- Support volunteers to engage in culturally responsive practices;
- Explicitly promote racial equity and inclusion in our organization’s management and practices;
- Acknowledge and value the intersections of race/ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, ability, age, national origin, political views, and religions/spiritual identities;
- Amplify voices and efforts of those most impacted by structural educational and economic inequities;
- Actively identify, name, and work to replace policies, practices, procedures, programs, and structures that perpetuate systems of oppression and inequity within our organization and the broader community;
- Partner strategically with other organizations and stakeholders to challenge racial and ethnic inequity and systems of oppression.
AT A GLANCE
Problem-solving courts are an innovative response to address specific needs and problems of offenders that were not or could not be adequately addressed in traditional courts, such as addiction, mental illness, and domestic violence.
Problem-solving courts seek to promote outcomes that will benefit not only the offender but the victim and society as well. In the 4th Judicial District (El Paso and Teller Counties) we have six problem-solving courts:
- Recovery Court
- Adult Criminal Drug Court
- Healthy Engaged and Sober Living Court – HEALS Intensive Drug Court
- Veteran Trauma Court
- Domestic Violence Court
- Driving Under the Influence Court
- Family Treatment Drug Court
Problem-solving court models have shown by a growing body of research to be an effective means of reducing substance abuse, managing mental illness, and increasing the likelihood that people will remain in recovery and reintegrate into their communities as productive and contributing members. Studies of established programs also demonstrate that they reduce jail and prison costs.
The 4th Judicial District also has Specialty Court dockets that utilize problem-solving court components. These dockets include:
Responsible Parenting Program- Child Support Court Docket
Youth Education Support System (Y.E.S.S.)- Truancy Court Docket
Well Baby Court- Dependency and Neglect Docket
HEAT: AN AFROCENTRIC, HOLISTIC APPROACH TO RECOVERY
H.E.A.T. is a culturally relevant, Afro-centric, strength-based, and trauma-informed group intervention, originally designed for Black males between the ages of 18 and 29 who are engaged in problematic substance use and involved in the criminal justice system. This curriculum may be appropriate for anyone who identifies with the content of the curriculum.
How to Refer Someone or Yourself to H.E.A.T…
Send referrals to Insight Services PLLC
Referral Information Needed:
• Client name
• Probation/Parole Officer (or other referral) contact name and information
• Client demographic information and contact number
COST: Medicaid accepted and self-pay. Probation vouchers may be available