Supporting Courts by Creating Opportunities for Recovery
HEAT Kickoff Event, May 20th, 2022
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
• Client demographic information
and contact number
COST: Medicaid accepted and self-pay. Probation vouchers may be available
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.
PROBLEM SOLVING COURTS
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