Karen Cowgill bio

I began my career with the therapeutic courts in 1999 as a Probation Officer with DUI Court.  I then moved on to be Supervisor for DUI Court and then Drug Court. Drug Courts have changed from the first days as a result of research in the field proving what works.  I have been a consultant/trainer with the National Drug Court Institute since 2000.  It has been a privilege to be a part of training hundreds of people from different disciplines on best practices and the Drug Court Standards.

I have been involved with AADCP since 2003.  The Association had a bit of a challenge for a few years during the budget crisis in the state, but we persevered and got back into full swing again around 2009.  I have served as the President, past President and currently serving as Vice President.  I have spent the majority of my career working with the specialty courts, as it is my passion, and I believe combining treatment with the criminal justice system brings about lasting change in the client’s life.