The DWI Recovery Court, long celebrated as a success story, reached another important milestone this month.
The program attained an all-time low recidivism rate. Specifically, only 4.2 percent of graduates go on to reoffend, down from the 5.4 percent rate that had held constant from 2014 through 2017.
That’s an incredible accomplishment and further proof that DWI court works and is making a difference in people’s lives. People like Angelo Atencio, who enrolled in the program after getting a second DWI in January 2017. He graduated from the program last week and has now been sober for more than a year.
Getting through the program takes commitment and a lot of hard work, and that’s why it’s so successful.