Chief Software Business Officer
West is regarded as a pioneer in problem-solving courts, alternative sentencing, and evidence-based community corrections. Prior to joining SCRAM Systems in 2015, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) for nine years. From 1998 to 2006, West was the first Deputy Director and then Director of NADCP’s National Drug Court Institute, which he co-founded. As CEO, Mr. Huddleston launched three additional divisions of NADCP: The National Center for DWI Courts; Justice for Vets; and the Global Centre for Drug Treatment Courts. During his 18 years of executive management at NADCP, West authored 22 publications, testified numerous times before U.S. Congress, state legislatures, and international parliaments, and regularly appeared on national TV and radio.
Prior to his work at NADCP, West worked for eight years as a probation officer, board-licensed counselor, and program director in community and institutional corrections. He has received numerous honors throughout his career, most notably the United States Congressional Horizon Award, the Johnson Institute America Honors Recovery Award, as well as the Judge Stanley Goldstein Hall of Fame Award. West currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Alcohol Use and Mental Health at Harvard University Medical School.