Doña Ana County

Court Compliance Division

Court Compliance Division

845 N. Motel Blvd
Las Cruces NM 88007
575-525-5833

The mission of the Local DWI grant program is to reduce the incidence of DWI, alcoholism, alcohol abuse, and alcohol-related domestic violence.

Here is important information and available resources to assist you on successfully completing your court ordered sanctions. Keep in mind that you will also have an assigned compliance monitor to walk you through this process:

Screening:

·         Plan on coming in to the Health and Human Services office, located at 845 Motel Blvd. 2nd Floor, Las Cruces, NM 88007, Monday through Friday between 9am to 3:30 pm

·         You will need to bring a valid picture ID and all court paperwork
·         Please allow at least one hour to complete the screening
·         Screening cost is $50.00. Money order only.
·         Please leave small children at home for this process

Probation Fees
·         Monthly probation fees court-ordered can be $15 to $30, payable thru money order only, to Dona Ana County Treasurer (DACT)
·         Payments can be brought in the office or mailed to the attention of DAC Health & Human Services, 845 N. Motel, 2nd Floor, Las Cruces, NM 88007

Typical DWI Probation Sanctions and/or Conditions
·         Ignition Interlock 
·         DWI School
·         Screening completion
·         AA Meetings
·         Treatment 
·          Victim Impact Panel, AA Meetings
·          Alcohol/Narcotics use restrictions

Interlock Providers:

AAAA SMART START LAS CRUCES:                                              
1595 West Amador, Las Cruces, NM 88005
Operator: Barbara Black
Toll Free: 1-866-916-6394
Local Bus: 575-556-9277
Fax: 575-556-9508
Email: lascrucessmartstart@yahoo.com
Website: www.smartstartinc.com

ADOBE INTERLOCK LAS CRUCES
400 Fred Way, Las Cruces, NM 88007
Operator: Sean Parnes
Toll Free: 1-888-647-1313
Local Bus: 575-647-1313
Fax: 575-647-9414
Email: seanparnes@yahoo.com

GUARDIAN INTERLOCK
151 S. Walnut St #A-6, Las Cruces, NM 88001
Operator:Francisco Treviño or Robert Martinez
Local Bus: 575-524-3641
Fax: 575-523-0258
Email: guardianlascruces@live.com
Website: www.GuardianInterlock.com

TIRECENTER PLUS INC.
1165 El Paseo Road Las Cruces, NM 88001
Operator: Michael Schuette
Local Bus: 575-525-0851
Fax: 575-525-1698
Email: mikeshooty@hotmail.com

ALCOHOL AWARENESS TECHNOLOGIES
1955 N. Solano, Las Cruces, NM 88005
Operator: Cheri Chavarria
Toll Free: 1-866-394-7867
Local Bus: 575-202-4027
Local Bus: 575-644-0475

SAFEWAY INTERLOCK, LLC
111 S. Solano Suite A, Las Cruces, NM 88001
Phone: 855-865-7233
Email: service@safewayinterlock.com
Website: www.safetyinterlock.com

VIIBE INTERLOCK
2701 W. Picacho Ave Ste. 4
 Las Cruces NM 88007
Operator: Tally May
E-Mail: viibewellness@gmail.com
Website: viibewellness.com
Business: 575-652-3646


DWI School

La Frontera DWI School (Currently Unavailable)
100 W. Griggs
Las Cruces, NM 88001

Mesilla DWI School

PO Box 1143
Mesilla, NM 88046
575-525-0654
dwismesilla@gmailcom

Anthony DWI School
875 North Main St.
Anthony, NM 88021
575-644-7947
Fax: 575-526-2356

 

Victim Impact Panel

Attend a Victim Impact Panel (VIP) meeting which is held every 3rd Wednesday of the month at St. Paul's Methodist Church (corner of Alameda and Griggs). Registration begins at 6:30pm before each meeting, and panels begin at 7:00pm through 8:30 pm. There is a $40 fee, payable by cash or money order only.

Attend a Victim Impact Panel (VIP) meeting which is every fourth Saturday of the month (no panel in December) at the Vado/Del Cerro Community Center (180 La Fe Avenue, Vado, NM 88048). Registration begins at 9:30am before each meeting, and panels begin at 10:00am. There is a $40 fee, payable by money order or cashier’s check only.

Community Service Hours

 

A list of preapproved community service locations has been provided in your court documents

Crime Stoppers Donation

PO Box 7643 Las Cruces, New Mexico 88006

Dona Ana County
Phone: (800) 222-8477

COMPLIANCE MONITORING & TRACKING

Tracking is to “record an offender’s progress in the screening and tracking system from time of sentencing through completion of all sentencing requirements.” This may be accomplished by a “trained clerk, data entry person, court monitor, DWI clerk, compliance monitor, tracker or probation officer.” Compliance monitoring components may provide tracking. If LDWI funds are used, to be compliant with the requirement of NM statute they must provide information to the database or use the database to manage their clients. Tracking is done both by counties that only track offenders and by programs that provide compliance monitoring as defined in this section.

Court Compliance Officers (CCO) “Work with offenders to assure they complete sentencing requirements” and “may include assistance to offenders in arranging screening, treatment, DWI school, ignition interlock, etc. all aspects of sentencing; face to face contact, phone contact, quasi counselor.” This person “may range from a trained probation officer to an individual experienced working with offenders who maintains contact with the offender encouraging compliance, keeping the courts informed of progress” until the offender completes the conditions of the court order.

SCREENING

In order to be eligible for funding, it is mandatory for each county to have a screening program in place for use by all courts (district, magistrate, metro, and municipal) pursuant to Section 66-8-102(K) NMSA 1978, which states: “Upon any conviction pursuant to this section, an offender shall be required to participate in and complete, within a time specified by the court, an alcohol or drug abuse screening program approved by the department of finance and administration and, if necessary, a treatment program approved by the court. The requirement imposed pursuant to this subsection shall not be suspended, deferred, or taken under advisement.”

The Division defines “screening program” as the screening and tracking program approved by DFA.

The treatment programs shall include a treatment assessment. This assessment shall be administered at admission and again at discharge for outpatient treatment. An individual treatment plan must be provided for each offender. The treatment program will address motivational, therapeutic and psycho-educational

NOTE: Screening and Tracking are Division regulated components. The Compliance Monitoring component is first regulated by statute (which includes the requirement to follow guidelines established by the Administrative Office of the Courts) and secondarily by the Division if Program funding is used for any program operations.

PREVENTION

The active process that promotes the personal, physical and social well-being of individuals, families and communities to reinforce positive behaviors and healthy lifestyles. The term “prevention” is reserved for interventions that occur before the initial onset of a disorder, but can include the identification of problem behaviors and referral to treatment.

Evidence based prevention activities – Evidence-based prevention activities are those activities and strategies that evaluation research has shown to be effective. Some of these prevention activities help individuals develop the intentions and skills to act in a healthy manner. Others focus on creating an environment that supports healthy behavior. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

Promising prevention activities – Promising prevention activities are activities that have not yet been evaluated and shown to be effective, but for which there is documented reasonable expectation of success based on general prevention principles.

Certification – A form of credentialing, a voluntary regulation of a profession. Certification is the process by which a non-government organization grants recognition to persons who have met certain standards. Certification is designed to promote and maintain integrity and quality.

LAW ENFORCEMENT

LDWI funds overtime only (no benefits) for law enforcement officers to support sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols, warrant roundups, and underage drinking activities. Some law enforcement equipment will be funded, but must be approved by LDWI prior to purchase. Programs are encouraged to first seek funding for law enforcement activities and equipment from other sources such as the Traffic Safety Bureau’s Community DWI (CDWI) or Operation Driving While Intoxicated (ODWI) programs, or the Law Enforcement Protection Fund administered by the Local Government Division.

The Division will approve funding for full time DWI law enforcement officers on a case by case basis. Any county which would like to hire a full time DWI officer with LDWI funding must provide sufficient justification to the Division to show that a full-time officer is warranted, the DWI arrest rate in the county will increase, and there will be no supplanting. The following information must be included in any full-time DWI law enforcement officer request:

-  The number of DWI arrests in the County over the past 5 years.

-  The estimated number of additional arrests per year that will increase if DWI officer is hired.

-  The number of all vacant full-time officer positions in the department for which the request is being made, and in the County as a whole. Funding for a full-time DWI officer may not be approved if vacancies exist.

-  Certification that the DWI officer will work 100% on DWI related offenses (except for occasional unavoidable emergency cases).

-  Assurance that the DWI arrests by other officers in the department and other agencies will not decrease.  

COORDINATION, PLANNING AND EVALUATION

The Coordination, Planning and Evaluation component is administered by a professional responsible for oversight of all local DWI program efforts: monitoring all activities; budgeting, planning and funding requests; development, maintenance and reporting of all reporting requirements; evaluation of the grant project progress and impact; submission of all required financial and program reports; staffing the Local DWI Planning Council; and attending DWI Grant Council meetings.

ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING

Alternative sentencing provides the courts with sentencing alternatives to traditional incarceration, including electronic monitoring devices, alcohol monitoring devices, community custody, DWI Drug Courts, and community service.

LDWI funding may be used to support alternative adjudication programs such as DWI court and teen court. Teen court funding is limited to $30,000 for the operation of teen courts. All DWI courts must follow AOC specialty court guidelines. All teen courts funded through the Program must adhere to the Juvenile Adjudication Fund Guidelines, which can be found on the DFA website.

Often teen court programs implement prevention activities in addition to their alternative sentencing services. Prevention activities, services and programs implemented by a teen court must be budgeted through the prevention component and meet prevention program requirements

ALCOHOL RELATED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

The Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) have the statutory authority to oversee the Court Ordered Domestic Violence Offender Treatment or Intervention Programs (DVIP). Any Program funds used to supplement county DVIP programs must adhere to the CYFD rule on DVIP’s. The rule is NMAC 8.8.7.1. Any Program funds used can only be used to support alcohol related domestic violence offenses. DVIP funded programs/personnel must participate in Local DWI planning council meetings and coalition meetings.