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Ashley Beatty


Ashley is the Program Coordinator for the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office Victims’ Assistance Program. She has held this position since February 2015. Prior to joining the District Attorney’s Office, Ashley worked for the State of Oregon Child Welfare for 10 years. During her time with the State, Ashley was a CPS worker in Deschutes […]

Gary Liberson

Board Member

Gary holds a PhD in Mathematical Statistics and founded in the 70’s the first statistics group in US EPA’s Office of Water Programs.  He is a former Member of PA’s Management Group, a London-based consulting company. He is a founding board member of the Water Research Action Project, a nonprofit, dedicated to implementing sustainable water […]

Patrick Carey

Patrick Carey is currently the District Manager for the Oregon Department of Human Services programs in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties.

Patrick graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelors of Science degree.

He spent the first 7 years of his career with DHS as a protective service worker in Marion County. He moved to Lake […]

L. Thomas Clark

President and Chair

Board of Directors


Private practice of law in Bend, Oregon. Member of Oregon State Bar since 1970.


Attorney with Leaf, Tyner & Gleeson in Beaverton, Oregon. Private Practice.


Assistant Superintendant for Staff Development at Belchertown State School, Belchertown, Mass.


Research Associate at Institute for Social Science Research, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana.


Research Associate at the School […]


My name is Mary and I graduated Family Drug Court May 19, 2008. I spent 20 years lost in the world of addiction after my mother’s death in 1987. I felt hopeless and alone with no way out. Throughout the years I had lost everything: my home, car, driver’s license, and job. My bottom was […]


I was labeled a career criminal at age 19 and, since turning 18, I was convicted of over 20 felonies and was sent to prison four times. My life before Deschutes County Family Drug Court was out of control and having nothing but negative effects on me, my significant other, my children and all of […]


My name is Aahminneecha, I am a Native American woman. I grew up on and around reservations in Northern California. Like most reservations its sort of growing up in a 3rd world country. There is still a lot of oppression and depression going on there with limited help and resources. While the epidemic rising of […]


Prior to entering Family Drug Court, I had just about completely given up any home of every regaining control of my life. I had been living on the streets for a couple of years, occasionally staying in hotel rooms, and couch surfing. My worst was when I was sleeping under a bridge, not for just […]