Podcast: An Interview with the Oklahoma State Drug Court Coordinator
Justice Speaks continues its series of interviews with State Treatment Court Association leaders and State Treatment Court Coordinators, interviewing Tammy Westcott the Director of the Criminal Justice Division for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse.
Director Tammy Westcott
Ms. Westcott began her career as a minister before going to law school. After graduation, Ms. Westcott joined the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office as a trial attorney. During her last five years at the district attorney’s office she served as the Director for Alternative Courts which was the start of her involvement in Treatment Courts. She left the prosecutor’s office to become Program Director for the Tulsa County Courts before accepting a position with the National Association of Drug Court professionals (NADCP). (NADCP has now renamed itself to All Rise.) There she worked for Justice for Vets. Following that Ms. Westcott was asked by the State of Oklahoma to consider applying for a position in the Substance Abuse Services Department. She decided to return home and become the Criminal Justice director in 2021.