Drug-Free Delta County would like to invite the community to share in our celebration of National Drug Court Month on Monday, May 21, in Judge Greenacre's Courtroom in the Delta County Courthouse at 4 p.m. We hope you'll enjoy seeing family treatment court in action and stay after to share in refreshments to support our drug court clients, their families, our treatment court team and volunteers.
Delta County's drug courts represent a proven budget solution for our area. Through the efforts of Judge Sandra Miller, Judge Charles Greenacre, tireless staff and board, and countless volunteers, our drug courts are truly making a difference, from reducing drug use and recidivism, to reuniting families and making our community safer. Delta County's drug court has been recommended to be considered as a National Rural Mentor Court and has one of the highest success rates in the State of Colorado.
Drug courts are our nation's most effective strategy at reducing recidivism among seriously drug addicted, nonviolent offenders with long criminal histories. Nationally, 75 percent of individuals who complete drug court are not re-arrested. Drug courts save up to $13,000 for every individual they serve and return as much as $27 for every $1 invested. Thus we join 2,500 other drug courts nationwide in celebrating National Drug Court Month, focusing on the theme: "Drug Courts: Where Accountability Meets Compassion."
We would love to have each and every one of you in Delta County share in our celebration! Refreshments will be served.
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