Problem-Solving Court is court of last resort for drug and alcohol offenders

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE — It’s Graduation Day in Eagle County’s problem-solving court.One man had shown almost no emotion through the entire process. Stoic, reserved.Judge Katharine Sullivan was giving her graduation speech, wishing her graduates well and reminding them that recovery is a never-ending road.She turned, grinning from ear to ear, to face her graduates.The man was sobbing.“I’ve never graduated from anything in my life!” he said.Masonic familyJudge Sullivan found herself in Eagle’s Masonic Lodge, talking about her problem-solving courts. She runs two, one for alcohol and one for drugs, along with handling a full docket every day. Sullivan’s father, grandfather and great-grandfather …

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