“These moving, untold and unheard stories are an important part of our collective history and deserve to be shared and preserved. I am honored to be a part of this talented and committed team to bring the experiences of these women to the screen.”
Norma Jaeger has spent more than 30 years developing and managing public mental health and substance abuse programs throughout the Northwest. She served as Manager of Offender Programs for the Idaho Department of Correction. She then became the Idaho Supreme Court’s statewide drug court and mental health court coordinator, providing support to 65 drug and mental health courts, where she continues to provide support to that program. She is also the Executive Director of Recovery Idaho, a statewide recovery advocacy and educational organization.
She directed public substance abuse treatment and prevention efforts in the ten counties of northern Idaho. In Portland, OR, she was the administrator for substance abuse treatment and prevention services and Operations Manager for Multnomah County Behavioral Health and in Seattle, WA, as county administrator for substance abuse prevention and treatment services and Director of Treatment and Rehabilitation for the county behavioral health division. She served three terms on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals and is a consultant for American University and the Center for Court Innovation. She was on the adjunct faculty of the Department of Criminal Justice at Boise State University for 15 years and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Public Policy and Administration at Boise State Univeristy.
Norma led efforts to establish Idaho’s six veterans’ courts, worked to establish the Idaho Military Legal Alliance, providing free legal assistance to service members and veterans, as well as the Joining Forces for Treasure Valley Veterans monthly networking organization.
Norma has recently been engaged in research and professional education on the impact of trauma and in finding effective strategies for its healing and recovery.
Photo courtesy of Jerry Jaeger.