Upcoming Saint Martin's Harvie Social Justice Lecture will
highlight county’s DUI/Drug Court Program
January 28, 2011
Lacey, Washington – Presiding DUI/Drug Court Judge Gary R.
Tabor of the Thurston County Superior Court will speak on the
court’s programs in an upcoming Saint Martin’s University Robert
A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series presentation. The
lecture will be at 4 p.m. Feb. 4 in Harned Hall room 110 on the
University’s Lacey campus, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE. Admission to
this and all Harvie Lecture Series events is free. The public is
welcome to attend.
The county’s Superior Court DUI/Drug Court is a 12-to-18
month comprehensive drug treatment program for eligible
non-violent drug and property felony offenders. Designed to
break the revolving door of drug dependency and addiction, the
program is an alternative to jail or prison. Tabor will discuss
how the program works and the success it has achieved.
Tabor has been the DUI/Drug court judge since January 2009
and previously served as back-up DUI/Drug Court judge for five
years. He was first elected to a newly created position on the
Thurston County Bench in 1996 and served two two-year terms as
the Superior Court’s presiding (administrative) judge. Before
that time, he served for almost 19 years as a Thurston County
deputy prosecuting attorney.
For some 14 years, Tabor also has taught criminal justice
classes as an adjunct professor for Saint Martin’s Military
Extension Program. He is a graduate of Oklahoma Christian
College and the University of Puget Sound School of Law.
The Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series was
created by University Prof. Robert Hauhart, Ph.D., J.D., to
raise awareness of social justice issues within the community
and to honor the work of Robert A. Harvie, J.D., former
professor and chairman of the University’s department of
Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year,
Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded
campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic
Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine
colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and
is the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s
University prepares students for successful lives through its 21
majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts,
business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes
1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its
main campus, and 650 more to its five extension campuses located
at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base, Olympic
College, Centralia College, and Tacoma Community College.
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