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 Jennifer D. Andrews
Judge Gary B. Bashor
Judge Elizabeth J. Berns
Judge Cadine Ferguson-Brown
Judge L. Candace Hooper
Judge Gretchen Leanderson
Judge John F. McHale
Commissioner Lisa M. Micheli
Judge Katherine L. Svoboda
Judge J. Andrew Toynbee
Judge Elisabeth Tutsch

Judge Fred L. Gillings – DMCJA Representative
Judge Jenifer Howson – DMCJA Representative


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