Drug Free Delta County would like to invite the community to share in its celebration of National Drug Court Month with two Family Treatment Court graduations on Monday, May 8, at 4 p.m. in Judge Steven Schultz's courtroom in the Delta County Courthouse. We hope you'll enjoy seeing the graduations and stay after to share in refreshments to support the new graduates and other drug court clients, their families, the treatment court team and volunteers.
Delta County's Drug Courts represent a proven budget solution for our area. Through the efforts of Judge Steven Schultz, Judge Sandra Miller and past 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. These courts are saving lives, saving families and saving taxpayers' dollars. Drug Courts save up to $13,000 for every individual they serve and return as much as $27 for every $1 invested.
Drug Court graduations are a true celebration of recovery. To quote a recent graduate, "Delta's Drug Court gave me back my life. Even before I was using I was lost. Through Drug Free Delta County's program, I have found my purpose. My relationships with friends and family have been renewed."
We would love to have each and every one of you in Delta County share in our celebration! Refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!
During a preliminary hearing in Delta District Court on Tuesday, Jan. 15, Judge Steven Schultz found probable cause for second degree murder charges against Heather Jones.
Jones previously faced three counts in the shooting of Ryan Redifer in Paonia on Jan. 12, 2018 -- assault in the first degree, assault in the second degree and violation of a protection order.