Brooke Rowland is a passionate advocate for individuals suffering from addiction and mental illness.
She holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from USC, a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, and a Bachelors of Arts from UC Berkeley in History. Brooke also spent an intensive year studying abroad at Magdalen College, Oxford University and is a member of the California Bar Association.
Currently a social worker at Passages Addiction Treatment Center, Brooke has also treated clients suffering from addiction and trauma at the Refuge Recovery Treatment Center in Hollywood and in the chronically homeless population of the OPCC in Santa Monica.
Brooke’s focus on addiction and mental illness sharpened while she was a Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County. Her experiences in the court drove her to take classes in psychology at UCLA and volunteer as a Research Assistant for both the UCLA Addictions Lab and Youth Stress and Mood Program.
Prior to the DA’s Office, Brooke was a litigation associate with the international law firm of Bingham McCutchen LLP.
When not working with clients, Brooke enjoys knitting, dancing, art, meditating, and playing with her Boston Terrier, Berkeley. She is also a dedicated supporter of the Los Angeles Library Foundation and serves on the Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society board of directors.