Wyoming Tribune Eagle Article
Pathfinder is the treatment provider for Laramie County Circuit DUI Court. The following was printed in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle on Saturday, June 20, 2015.
In Our Opinion
THUMBS UP to Laramie County's DUI and Drug Courts have proven successful in helping people turn their lives around. Data released recently from a study by DUI Court and Drug Court Director Kurt Zunker proves these programs work. The arrest rate of graduates drops considerably after successful completion of the programs. Drug Court graduates had an average of 4.8 arrests before they started the program. That fell to 0.4 arrests per person after. That's astounding.
"The results are pretty impressive," Mr. Zunker said. "They are almost arrest-free once they graduate." The recidivism rate of DUI Court graduates is even more impressive. They were arrested an average of 8.36 times before the program. After completing it, the arrest rate falls to 0.32. The only bad news is that large numbers of people fail to complete the programs. Drug Court has just 60 percent finish; DUI Court has 70 percent finish. We urge officials to work harder at keeping people in these program as the results from successfully completing them are remarkable.
We urge officials to work harder at keeping people in these programs as the results from successfully completing them are remarkable.