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431 East Main StreetFax:719-784-2214
P.O. Box 355
Florence, CO 81226
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Founded in 2003 in Florence, Colorado, Desert Waters Correctional Outreach (DWCO) is a 501(c)(3) community-based tax-exempt corporation (EIN 30-0151345).

DWCO’s mission is to promote the occupational, personal and family well-being of the corrections workforce through the provision of evidence-informed resources, solutions and support.

The Team

E-Board Members



Jeffrey Mueller, Treasurer

Jeff is President and Chief Executive Officer of Mueller & Associates, P.C., and Mueller Financial Solutions Co. Jeff is very active in various community and professional organizations, where he has held leadership roles.



Patricia Couri Schniedwind Psy.D., J.D., Vice Chair and Secretary

Patti is a licensed psychologist who practices in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She graduated from the Colorado School of Professional Psychology, Colorado Springs, CO in 2007, and from the University of Illinois Law School in 1976.


David Stephens, Chair

David is currently the Dean for the School of Professional Psychology at University of the Rockies and is a licensed psychologist in Colorado and Wyoming. Past positions include: Chief of Behavioral Health and Grant Administrator for Colorado Department of Corrections, Director of Mental Health for Missouri and Wyoming Departments of Corrections, and Psychologist II at the Colorado Mental Health Insitute-Pueblo.  He is very active in corrections and criminal justice system work.  He is the President of CorrValues, LLC, serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Correctional Healthcare and works with the El Paso County, Colorado Mental Health and Drug Courts, providing both oversight and clinical services.



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Note: Donations to Desert Waters Correctional Outreach are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.