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Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court

Tribunal Metropolitano del Condado de Bernalillo

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Pillars of the Program

  • Honesty:  Committing to your own recovery by being truthful in dealing with others and yourself.  When you make a bad decision, take responsibility for it. The goal of this program is to assist you in your recovery, but this goal can only be met if you are honest with the team and yourself.
  • Integrity:  Maintaining good character and abiding by a self-imposed moral code no matter where you are or who you are with.  As the Judge likes to say, “doing the right thing when no one is looking.”
  • Accountability:  Investing in your own mental, emotional and physical recovery by being mindful of your actions and impulses.  Be accountable to the team, but more importantly, be accountable to yourself and the goals you have set for yourself in your recovery.

Diversionary/First Offender DWI Track

The six (6) month Diversionary and DWI First Offender Track, will be screened by a program probation officer for eligibility/suitability.  This screening can occur prior to the case being set for trial through a “pre- screening” process. The CVC screenings can be requested by your attorney and/or prosecuting attorney by contacting a CVC probation officer or staff.

Post Plea Track

The CVC does not become involved in the process of a plea agreement. All plea agreements will be made prior to entry into the program by your attorney and the prosecuting attorney’s office. All pending criminal cases have to be resolved prior to admission into the CVC program. The post-plea track is expected to last a minimum of 12 months. There are four phases in the post-plea track and advancement from phase to phase is based on meeting clearly outlined criteria.