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DWI court’s treatment program promotes Native culture


ALBUQUERQUE — Inside the busiest courthouse in New Mexico, Arnett Tafoya stood in the same courtroom where he had appeared numerous times after being charged last year with drunken driving.

This time, things were different. There was cake on a table, and Bernalillo County Judge Maria Dominguez praised Tafoya for completing a regimented, court-run treatment program called the Urban Native American Healing to Wellness Court — the only fully state-run program for Native Americans of its kind in the country.

Read the full December 28, 2015, article at the Santa Fe New Mexican website.