Senior Judge Robert Rancourt of Minnesota Joins Addiction Policy Forum’s Board of Directors



December 9, 2020 -- Senior Judge Robert Rancourt, J.D., was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Addiction Policy Forum. As a member of the board, Judge Rancourt joins prestigious leaders across the fields of prevention, treatment, recovery, criminal justice, and advocacy who work to support patients, families, and communities impacted by addiction.

Since his appointment as a Minnesota District Court Judge in 2002, Judge Rancourt has championed improving how the judicial system responds to addiction. In September 2020, he was assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge for Minnesota.

“I am honored to serve on the Board of Directors of the Addiction Policy Forum,” said Judge Rancourt. “This is a wonderful organization that is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of addiction.”

The Addiction Policy Forum is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating addiction as a major health problem. Founded in 2015, the Addiction Policy Forum is working in states and communities across the country to end stigma, help patients and families in crisis and translate the science around addiction.

“We are honored that Judge Rancourt has joined our board at Addiction Policy Forum,” said Jessica Hulsey, President of Addiction Policy Forum. “He is a key leader in the field and we will look to his expertise to help guide our organization.”

The Addiction Policy Forum’s Advisory Council is chaired by District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett of Essex County, Massachusetts, and led by Sue Thau, a Public Policy Consultant for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), and Blake Norton, Chief Strategy Officer at Philadelphia Police Department.

“The Addiction Policy Forum has gained an invaluable member on the Board of Directors,” said District Attorney Blodgett. “Judge Rancourt is a leader in the addiction field and I look forward to working with him on improving services and resources nationwide to treat and prevent addiction.


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About Addiction Policy Forum

Addiction Policy Forum was created to serve patients and families impacted by the disease of addiction. Founded in 2015, we are working in states and communities across the country to end stigma, help patients and families in crisis and translate the science around addiction. We are a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating addiction as a major health problem. More information on our mission and projects is available at our website, www.addictionpolicy.org.