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Eighth Judicial District Court

Tribunal del Octavo Distrito Judicial

Adult Drug Court

A drug court is a specially designed court calendar or docket, the purposes of which are to achieve a reduction in recidivism and substance abuse and to increase the participants’ likelihood of successful rehabilitation through early, continuous, and intense judicial oversight, treatment, supervision, mandatory periodic drug testing, and use of appropriate sanctions, incentives, and other community-based rehabilitation services.


Taos County Adult Drug Court Program

Tri-County Community Services

111 Paseo del Cañon West
Taos, NM 87571

Phone: 575-758-3585

Presiding Judge
Sarah C. Backus

Court held every Monday at 5:00 p.m. at the Taos County Courthouse, Taos, NM.

Raton Adult Drug Court Program

Human Resource Development Associates (HRDA)

213 N. 2nd St. Suite B
Raton, NM 87740

Phone: 575-445-9761

Presiding Judge
 Emilio Chavez

Court held every Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Colfax County Courthouse/Leon Karelitz Judicial Center, Raton, NM.

Eighth Judicial District Drug Courts Program Staff

Drug Courts Project Specialist
Lauren Felts-Salazar


Drug Courts Administrative Assistant for Raton
Lexi Ortega
Phone: 575-445-7565