DWI intervention program offers participants a second chance

 Jose Montoya, right, and his son, Jose Alejandro "Alex' Montoya, speak at the National Association of Drug Court Professionals Annual Training Conference.(Photo: Courtesy Jose Montoya)

Jose Montoya, right, and his son, Jose Alejandro "Alex' Montoya, speak at the National Association of Drug Court Professionals Annual Training Conference.(Photo: Courtesy Jose Montoya)

From El Paso Times article:  “What we have learned in the past was how we were dealing with these folks post-conviction, after pleading,” said Anchondo, who has run the program since its inception in 2004. “So, when we started the program, we took a more intense approach by complementing the court with disciplinary individuals; for example, the district attorney, defense counsel, law enforcement, treatment providers. Now we have consolers, probation officers, case managers, social workers. This is what you call a multidisciplinary-team approach to helping an individual address what has been assessed as an alcohol problem, which make no mistake is an illness. A treatable illness.”  Continue reading