Washington State Superior Court Judges’ Association

Therapeutic Courts Committee

Our Therapeutic Courts Committee is charged with:

  • Make recommendations on proposed legislative changes to the Legislative Committee and the Board of Trustees;
  • Consider proposals for the authority for adult diversion programs;
  • Liaison with stakeholders involved with therapeutic courts WAPA, defense attorneys, treatment providers, DSHS, etc.
  • Submit written reports for the Association business meetings.
  • Monitor the mental health court rules and provide input to the Board of Trustees on proposed amendments.

Committee Chair

Judge Melissa A. Hemstreet

Committee Members

Judge Gary B. Bashor
Judge Elizabeth J. Berns
Judge Marybeth Dingledy
Judge L. Candace Hooper
Comm. Lisa M. Micheli
Judge Elizabeth Yost Neidzwski
Judge Katherine L. Svoboda
Comm. Doris Walkins

DMCJA Representatives:
Judge Fred L. Gillings
Judge Jennifer Howson

WSADCP Representative:
TBD

AOC Contact
Allison Lee Muller
Admin. Office of the Courts
PO Box 41170, Olympia, WA 98504-1170