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Stockton Branch, Administration
222 E. Weber Avenue, Room 303
Stockton, CA 95202
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact:Leanne Kozak, PIO
April 16, 2003Voice: (209) 468-8120
Pager: (209) 982-8528

JUDGE ROLLEEN K. McILWRATH RETIRES

The Honorable Rolleen K. McIlwrath officially retired from the Superior Court April 15, 2003, after serving on the bench since 1983.

Judge McIlwrath is the founder of Drug Court in San Joaquin County, which began in July, 1995.

"Judge McIlwrath has demonstrated remarkable vision in her creation of a drug court in our county," according to Presiding Judge George Abdallah. "She has worked tirelessly for the program and its participants. Judge McIlwrath will be deeply missed by the court."

"Judge McIlwrath is a truly compassionate person who genuinely believes that there are alternatives to incarceration for nonviolent people involved with drugs and alcohol," says Judge Thomas M. Harrington. "And the success of her Drug Court proves her to be correct."

Judge McIlwrath will return to the Court as needed for temporary assignments in the "Assigned Judges" program.