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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Emilio G. Velasquez receives "Keeping Hope Alive" award at the 5th Annual AZ Drug Summit


Santa Cruz County Judge, Emilio G. Velasquez recently received the “Keeping Hope Alive” award at the 5th Annual AZ Drug Summit. 

 The Keeping Hope Alive Awards recognize individuals who go above and beyond and are a part of the solution to drug and alcohol issues in our communities. 
 Judge Velasquez is responsible for bringing the 
Drug Court Program and "Behavioral Empowerment Court" both with a goal of meeting the unique mental health and
substance abuse needs of defendants and their families. 

 For more information about the awards, visit

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