The Drake Law Firm, PC is proud to Sponsor Court Support Jefferson County
The Drake Law Firm, PC sponsored Court Support JeffCo and their annual Partners in Recovery Breakfast in June 2023. Court Support Jefferson County is a nonprofit organization that supports the problem-solving courts in the First Judicial District as well as multiple municipal courts in the city of Lakewood. The goal of the problem-solving courts is to improve outcomes, lower taxpayer costs, and stop the revolving door of the court system for participants and their families.
Court Support Jeffco is close to Marie Drake’s heart because in both her personal and professional life, she’s seen firsthand what can happen for families and for clients when they or the people around them get clean and sober, and then take responsibility for their actions. Programs that encourage and support abstinence from drugs and alcohol change lives, especially the lives of children. Because of the success of Court Support JeffCo, the Drake Law Firm will continue its support in the coming years as these problem-solving courts continue their important work of helping people, one day at a time and one family at a time.
Court Support Jeffco started in 2010 as “Rewired,” to provide incentives and other needed services for clients in Recovery Court, a felony-level drug treatment court. The program floundered for a few years trying to identify its mission and struggling to raise money. In 2013 Rewired became Court Support Jeffco, with a clear mission around raising money for treatment courts and added a civil child protection drug court and Juvenile Mental Health Court.
Today, the organization supports seven courts: Recovery Court (felony-level drug treatment); Family Intensive Treatment (FIT) Court (civil child protection); Veteran’s Treatment Court (felony level); Adult Mental Health Court (felony level); Juvenile Mental Health Court; Lakewood Municipal Veteran’s Treatment Court (municipal), and Child-Support Court (civil).
Court Support Jeffco supports recovery, community safety, and stable families. Substance use and dependency as well as mental health impact us all, either personally or through family and friends. These programs offer participants the opportunity to change their lives and their families.
About these courts:
The Recovery Court Program employs probation supervision along with a comprehensive treatment framework. It caters specifically to defendants whose addiction is the underlying catalyst for their criminal conduct. In order to participate, individuals must actively participate in treatment, attend court sessions consistently, successfully complete all drug tests, and receive diligent oversight from both probation officers and the recovery court team.
Family Intensive Treatment (FIT) Court:
FIT Court is a specialized initiative that tackles cases of child abuse or neglect directly linked to parental substance abuse.
Emphasizing a collaborative approach, FIT Court aims to empower families to go beyond mere compliance and abstinence, urging them to embrace a lifelong commitment to recovery. Operating as a voluntary program, it is centered around the well-being of the entire family and falls under the purview of the Dependency and Neglect System.
Veteran’s Treatment Court:
This court collaborates with community stakeholders, treatment providers, the district attorney, and the Department of Veterans Affairs to tackle the underlying factors and behaviors contributing to criminal behavior while actively promoting the journey towards recovery. To achieve positive outcomes, participants must demonstrate honesty and a willingness to collaborate with the court team and external treatment providers.
Lakewood Municipal Veteran’s Court:
This court’s primary focus is on providing support to returning veterans by fostering stability, facilitating their successful reintegration into society, promoting sobriety and mental well-being, reducing repeat offenses, enhancing compliance with court directives, and effectively utilizing the resources available through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).