Michelle Hart is a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, and a Masters in Public Administration. Ms. Hart has been a probation officer in Coconino County, Arizona for over 20 years. She is currently the Deputy Chief of her department. Ms. Hart’s experience with Drug Courts began in 2006, when she was assigned to the DUI/Drug Court caseload. During her tenure with the drug court, Ms. Hart worked to enhance her county’s program through the implementation of various programmatic changes, using information directly gained from attending NADCP annual conferences and trainings. She also developed their alumni group.
Starting in 2008, Ms. Hart became active in presenting at national conferences, both with NADCP and APPA. She has a passion for training others in the field probation and Drug Courts, promoting best and evidence based practices. Ms. Hart is a certified trainer in the areas of domestic violence, motivational interviewing; and an MRT and NCTI cognitive behavior group facilitator. Ms. Hart is active on a statewide basis with drug courts in Arizona. She has served on the state drug court conference planning committee since 2010 and is currently the Immediate Past President of the state’s drug court association. Lastly, in 2012, Ms. Hart became a faculty member for NADCP/NDCI.