TU Alumna Chosen for National Drug Court Hall of Fame

Friday, October 01, 2010

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) has selected TU Law graduate Rose Ewing (JD ’98) as this year’s inductee to the Stanley M. Goldstein Drug Court Hall of Fame.

Ewing, Drug Court Program Director for the Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa, has been a driving force behind the Tulsa Drug Court, Tulsa DUI Program, the Special Needs Docket, the Mental Health Court, and Veterans Treatment Court, all in Tulsa County. She is developing a program for incarcerated women.

Ewing’s accomplishments related to the drug court include obtaining federal funding for training and enhancing the court’s computer system to follow national standards. She was submitted as a candidate by Tulsa County District Judge Rebecca Nightingale and Special District Judges Sarah Day Smith and Dawn Moody (JD '99).

Formed by pioneers from the first drug courts in the nation, NADCP is a national, non-profit group. It is composed of judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and clinical professionals who are involved in drug courts, which combine judicial monitoring with effective treatment to aid drug offenders in improving their lives. NADCP provides training and technical assistance, and attempts to raise awareness about and increase funding for drug courts. According to the NADCP, there are nearly 2,500 drug courts and more than 1,000 problem-solving courts (mental health courts, community courts, re-entry courts, DWI courts, etc.) in the nation.

Scott Been