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Washington State

Directory of Problem Solving Courts


April 2010
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 4
Timeline of Problem Solving Court Implementation in Washington ................................... 5
Adams County ................................................................................................................... 7
Asotin County .................................................................................................................... 7
Benton County ................................................................................................................... 7
Chelan County ................................................................................................................... 7
Clallam County ................................................................................................................... 8
Clark County ...................................................................................................................... 9
Columbia County ............................................................................................................... 10
Cowlitz County ................................................................................................................... 11
Douglas County ................................................................................................................. 11
Ferry County ...................................................................................................................... 11
Franklin County .................................................................................................................. 12
Garfield County .................................................................................................................. 12
Grant County...................................................................................................................... 12
Grays Harbor County ......................................................................................................... 12
Island County ..................................................................................................................... 13
Jefferson County ................................................................................................................ 13
King County ....................................................................................................................... 14
Kitsap County..................................................................................................................... 16
Kittitas County .................................................................................................................... 17
Klickitat County .................................................................................................................. 17
Lewis County ..................................................................................................................... 18
Lincoln County ................................................................................................................... 18
Mason County .................................................................................................................... 18
Okanogan County .............................................................................................................. 19
Pacific County .................................................................................................................... 19
Pend Oreille County ........................................................................................................... 19
Pierce County .................................................................................................................... 19
San Juan County ............................................................................................................... 20
Skagit County..................................................................................................................... 20
Skamania County ............................................................................................................... 21
Snohomish County............................................................................................................. 21
Spokane County ................................................................................................................ 22
Stevens County.................................................................................................................. 23
Thurston County ................................................................................................................ 23
Wahkiakum County ............................................................................................................ 25
Walla Walla County............................................................................................................ 25
Whatcom County ............................................................................................................... 25
Whitman County ................................................................................................................ 26
Yakima County................................................................................................................... 26
State Contacts, AOC & DBHR ........................................................................................... 27
Appendix A: Definitions of Problem Solving Courts (BJA) ................................................. 28

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Introduction
In 2009, the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) and the Department of Social
and Health Services, Division of Behavioral and Health and Recovery Services (DBHR)
identified a need for greater collaboration between agencies with regard to problem
solving courts in the state.

With the goal of improving coordination and communication with problem solving courts
in the state of Washington, AOC and DBHR have created this directory of problem
solving courts. The directory provides a timeline of implementation of the problem
solving courts in Washington, as well as common definitions provided by the Bureau of
Justice Assistance. The directory has been organized by county – courts with
jurisdictions comprising multiple counties have their problem solving courts listed in both
counties. There are sub-directories available that have been organized by type of court
(all juvenile drug courts, for example).

The initial directory provides information for problem solving courts in the state’s
Superior, District and Municipal courts. Tribal courts in Washington will be invited to
participate in a supplemental survey about their problem solving courts and their
information will be provided as soon as it is available.

In addition, three listservs were created as a communication network for problem


solving court coordinators, problem solving court judges, and a general list for interested
members of problem solving court teams. The lists have been an asset to the problem
solving court community and, in the future, are anticipated to not only increase the
amount of communication between courts but also to increase information sharing
statewide.

Both agencies expect that the directory will be used by members of the court and
treatment communities, but also by stakeholders. We hope that collaboration will
increase among the problem solving courts in the state and with their communities.

The next comprehensive update is scheduled for January 2011.

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Timeline of Problem Solving Courts in the State of Washington
1989 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
King Adult Drug Court * Spokane Adult Drug Court * Clallam Juvenile Drug Court * Thurston Adult Drug Court * Clallam Adult Drug Court *
Pierce Adult Drug Court * Skagit Adult Drug Court * Klickitat Adult Drug Court * Clark Adult Drug Court *
Clark Adult Drug Court +
Cowlitz Adult Drug Court *
King Juvenile Drug Court *
King Mental Health Court +
Kitsap Adult Drug Court *
First Drug Court Opens First Mental Health Courts Kitsap Juvenile Drug Court *
Miami FL Broward Co FL, Marion Co IN Seattle Mental Health Court ^
Snohomish Adult Drug Court *
Whatcom Adult Drug Court *

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006


Clark Mental Health Court + Auburn Adult Drug Court ^ Benton-Franklin Juvenile Drug * Benton-Franklin Adult Drug * Clallam DUI Court + Auburn Mental Health Court ^ Clark Family Tx Court *
Snohomish Juvenile Drug Ct * Clallam Mental Health Court * Pierce Juvenile Drug Court * Jefferson Adult Drug Court * King Family Tx Court * Kitsap Juvenile Tx Court * Cowlitz Family Tx Court *
Thurston Family Tx Court * Cowlitz Juvenile Drug Court * Skamania Adult Drug Court * Kittitas Adult Drug Court * Lewis Adult Drug Court * Okanogan Adult Drug Court * Island Adult Drug Court *
Yakima Adult Drug Court * Island Juvenile Drug Court * Whatcom Juvenile Drug Court * Mason Adult Drug Court * Skagit Mental Health Court * Seattle Community Court ^ Spokane DUI/DV Court +
Kitsap Family Tx Court * Thurston Mental Health Court +
Snohomish ARY Drug Court *
Whatcom Family Tx Court *
Whitman Adult Drug Court +

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013


Clark Juvenile Drug Court * Clallam Family Tx Court * Clark DUI Court +
Grant DUI Court + Clark DV Court + Island Family Tx Court *
Jefferson Family Tx Court * Lewis Juvenile Drug Court * Pierce Veterans Tx Court * NOTE: Tx means treatment
Okanogan Family Tx Court * Snohomish Family Tx Court * Thurston Veterans Tx Court +
Skagit Family Tx Court * * Superior Court
Spokane Mental Health Court + . + District Court
Thurston Adult DUI Court * ^ Municipal Court
Yakima Family Tx Court *

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ADAMS COUNTY BENTON COUNTY (con’t)
No Problem Solving Courts Juvenile Drug Court

Name: Benton-Franklin Juvenile Drug Court


ASOTIN COUNTY Contact Information:
Court Coordinator: Nanette Blackburn
No Problem Solving Courts Email: nanette.blackburn@co.benton.wa.us
Fax: 509-736-2728
Phone: 509-736-2762
Court Mailing Address:
BENTON COUNTY Benton-Franklin Superior Court
5606 W. Canal Place, Ste. 106
Adult Drug Court Kennewick, WA 99336

Name: Benton-Franklin Adult Drug Court Court Information


Contact Information: Court Level:
Court Coordinator: Pat Austin Superior Court
Email: Pat.Austin@co.benton.wa.us Assigned Judge:
Commissioner Lonna Malone
Phone: 509-736-3071, x 25
Year of Inception: 2002
Fax: 509-736-3057
Court Mailing Address: Enrollment, March 2010: 10
Benton-Franklin Superior Court Graduates since Inception: 65
7122 W. Okanogan Place, Bldg A Duration of Program (Months): 11
Kennewick, WA 99336 Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication

Court Information
Court Level:
Superior Court CHELAN COUNTY
Assigned Judge:
Carrie Runge No Problem Solving Courts
Year of Inception: 2003
Enrollment, March 2010: 35
Graduates since Inception: 107
Duration of Program (Months): 12
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication

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CLALLAM COUNTY CLALLAM COUNTY (con’t)
Adult Drug Court Family Dependency
Treatment Court
Name: Clallam County Adult Drug Court
Contact Information: Name: Clallam County LIFT (Living
Court Coordinator: Preston Kayes Families Together) Court
Email: pkayes@co.clallam.wa.us Contact Information:
Phone: 360-417-2549 Court Coordinator: Kirsten Poole
Fax: 360-417-2581 Email: kpoole@co.clallam.wa.us
Court Mailing Address: Phone: 360-565-2721
Clallam County Superior Court Fax: 360-417-2204
223 E. 4th Street, Ste. 8 Court Mailing Address:
Port Angeles, WA 98362 Clallam County Superior Court
223 E. 4th Street, Ste. 8
Court Information Port Angeles, WA 98362
Court Level:
Superior Court Court Information
Assigned Judge: Court Level:
Ken Williams Superior Court
Year of Inception: 1999 Assigned Judge:
Enrollment, March 2010: 60 Commissioner Brent Basden
Graduates since Inception: 207 Year of Inception: 2008
Duration of Program (Months): 12 Enrollment, March 2010: 18
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication Graduates since Inception: 5
Duration of Program (Months): 12-15
Juvenile Drug Court Adjudication Status:

Name: Clallam County Juvenile Drug Court Mental Health Court


Contact Information:
Court Coordinator: Preston Kayes Name: Clallam County Mental Health Court
Email: pkayes@co.clallam.wa.us Contact Information:
Phone: 360-417-2549 Court Coordinator: Lindy Clevenger
Fax: 360-417-2581 Email: mclevenger@co.clallam.wa.us
Court Mailing Address: Phone: 360-417-2386
Clallam County Superior Court Fax: 360-417-2581
223 E. 4th Street, Ste. 8 Court Mailing Address:
Port Angeles, WA 98362 Clallam County Superior Court
223 E. 4th Street, Ste. 8
Court Information Port Angeles, WA 98362
Court Level:
Superior Court Court Information
Assigned Judge: Court Level:
George Wood Superior Court
Year of Inception: 1997 Assigned Judge:
Enrollment, March 2010: 25 George Wood
Graduates since Inception: 108 Year of Inception: 2001
Duration of Program (Months): 12 Enrollment, March 2010:
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication Graduates since Inception:
Duration of Program (Months):
Adjudication Status:

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CLALLAM COUNTY (con’t) CLARK COUNTY (con’t)
DUI Court Juvenile Drug Court

Name: Clallam County DUI Court Name: Juvenile Recovery Court


Contact Information: Contact Information:
Court Coordinator: Preston Kayes Court Coordinator: Bradley Finegood
Email: pkayes@co.clallam.wa.us Email: brad.finegood@clark.wa.gov
Phone: 360-417-2549 Phone: 360-397-2304
Fax: 360-417-2581 Fax: 360-397-6078
Court Mailing Address: Court Mailing Address:
Clallam County Superior Court Clark County Drug Courts
223 E 4th Street c/o Brad Finegood, Coordinator
Port Angeles, WA 98362 P.O. Box 5000
Vancouver, WA 98660
Court Information
Court Level: Court Information
District Court Court Level:
Assigned Judge: Superior Court
Rick Porter Assigned Judge
Year of Inception: 2004 James Rulli
Enrollment, March 2010: 18 Year of Inception: 2007
Graduates since Inception: 24 Enrollment, March 2010: 45
Duration of Program (Months): 12 Graduates since Inception: 23
Adjudication Status: Post-Adjudication Duration of Program (Months): 7
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication
CLARK COUNTY
Family Dependency
Adult Drug Court Treatment Court

Name: Clark County Adult Drug Court Name: Clark County Family Dependency
Treatment Court
Contact Information:
Contact Information:
Court Coordinator: Bradley Finegood
Court Coordinator: Bradley Finegood
Email: brad.finegood@clark.wa.gov
Email: brad.finegood@clark.wa.gov
Phone: 360-397-2304
Phone: 360-397-2304
Fax: 360-397-6078
Court Mailing Address: Fax: 360-397-6078
Clark County Drug Courts Court Mailing Address:
c/o Brad Finegood, Coordinator Clark County Drug Courts
P.O. Box 5000 c/o Brad Finegood, Coordinator
Vancouver, WA 98660 P.O. Box 5000
Vancouver, WA 98660
Court Information
Court Level: Court Information
Superior Court Court Level:
Assigned Judge Superior Court
Diane Woolard Assigned Judge:
Commissioner Daniel Stahnke
Year of Inception: 1999
Year of Inception: 2006
Enrollment, March 2010: 101
Enrollment, March 2010: 17
Graduates since Inception: 311
Graduates since Inception: 23
Duration of Program (Months): 12
Adjudication Status: Pre- and Post- Duration of Program (Months): 12
Adjudication Adjudication Status: Post-Adjudication

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CLARK COUNTY (con’t) CLARK COUNTY (con’t)
Mental Health Court Domestic Violence Court

Name: Clark County Mental Health Court Name: Clark County Domestic Violence
Contact Information: Court
Court Coordinator: Shauna McCloskey Contact Information:
Email: shauna.mccloskey@clark.wa.gov Court Coordinator: Shauna McCloskey
Phone: 360-397-2431 Email: shauna.mccloskey@clark.wa.gov
Fax: 360-759-7053 Phone: 360-397-2431
Court Mailing Address: Fax: 360-759-7053
Clark County District Court Court Mailing Address:
ATTN: Therapeutic Specialty Cts Clark County District Court
P.O. Box 9806 ATTN: Therapeutic Specialty Cts
Vancouver, WA 98666-8806 P.O. Box 9806
Vancouver, WA 98666-8806
Court Information
Court Level: Court Information
District Court Court Level:
Assigned Judge: District Court
Darvin Zimmerman Assigned Judge:
Year of Inception: 2000 James Swanger
Enrollment, March 2010: 38 Year of Inception: 2008
Graduates since Inception: 300 Enrollment, March 2010: 30
Duration of Program (Months): 12 Graduates since Inception: 3
Adjudication Status: Post-Adjudication Duration of Program (Months): 15
Adjudication Status: Post-Adjudication
DUI Court

Name: Clark County Substance Abuse/DUI COLUMBIA COUNTY


Court
Contact Information: No Problem Solving Courts
Court Coordinator: Shauna McCloskey
Email: shauna.mccloskey@clark.wa.gov
Phone: 360-397-2431
Fax: 360-759-7053
Court Mailing Address:
Clark County District Court
ATTN: Therapeutic Specialty Cts
P.O. Box 9806
Vancouver, WA 98666-8806

Court Information
Court Level:
District Court
Assigned Judge:
Commissioner Kelli Osler, interim
Year of Inception: 2009
Enrollment, March 2010: 75
Graduates since Inception: 100
Duration of Program (Months): 12
Adjudication Status: Post-Adjudication

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COWLITZ COUNTY COWLITZ COUNTY (con’t)
Adult Drug Court Family Dependency
Treatment Court
Name: Cowlitz County Adult Drug Court
Contact Information: Name: Cowlitz County HOPE Court
Court Coordinator: Debbie Garvin Contact Information:
Email: garvind@co.cowlitz.wa.us Court Coordinator: vacant
Phone: 360-577-3124 Email: vacant
Fax: 360-414-5525 Phone: vacant
Court Mailing Address: Fax: 360-414-9280
Cowlitz County Superior Court Court Mailing Address:
312 S. First Avenue West Cowlitz County Youth Services Ctr.
Kelso, WA 98626 312 1st Avenue
Kelso, WA 98626
Court Information
Court Level: Court Information
Superior Court Court Level:
Assigned Judge: Superior Court
Stephen Warning Assigned Judge:
Year of Inception: 1999 Jill Johanson
Enrollment, March 2010: 78 Year of Inception: 2006
Graduates since Inception: 274 Enrollment, March 2010: 6
Duration of Program (Months): 12 Graduates since Inception: 10
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication Duration of Program (Months): 16
Adjudication Status: Post-Adjudication
Juvenile Drug Court

Name: Cowlitz County SAFE Court DOUGLAS COUNTY


Contact Information:
Court Coordinator: Shelly Watkins No Problem Solving Courts
Email: Watkinss@co.cowlitz.wa.us
Phone: 360-577-3100, x 8107
Fax: 360-414-9280 FERRY COUNTY
Court Mailing Address:
Cowlitz County Youth Services Ctr.
1725 1st Avenue
No Problem Solving Courts
Longview, WA 98632

Court Information
Court Level:
Superior Court
Assigned Judge:
Jill Johanson
Year of Inception: 2001
Enrollment, March 2010: 9
Graduates since Inception: 10
Duration of Program (Months): 12
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication

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FRANKLIN COUNTY GARFIELD COUNTY
Adult Drug Court No Problem Solving Courts

Name: Benton-Franklin Adult Drug Court


Contact Information: GRANT COUNTY
Court Coordinator: Pat Austin
Email: Pat.Austin@co.benton.wa.us DUI Court
Phone: 509-736-3071, x 25
Fax: 509-736-3057 Name: Grant County DUI Court
Court Mailing Address: Contact Information:
Benton-Franklin Superior Court
Court Coordinator: Rick Bomar
7122 W. Okanogan Place, Bldg A
Kennewick, WA 99336 Email: rbomar@co.grant.wa.us
Phone: 509-754-2011, x386
Court Information Fax: 509-766-2708
Court Level: Court Mailing Address:
Superior Court Grant County DUI Court
Assigned Judge: P.O. Box 37
Carrie Runge Ephrata, WA 98823
Year of Inception: 2003
Enrollment, March 2010: 35 Court Information
Court Level:
Graduates since Inception: 107
District Court
Duration of Program (Months): 12 Assigned Judge:
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication Janis Whitener-Moberg
Year of Inception: 2007
Juvenile Drug Court Enrollment, March 2010: 7
Graduates since Inception: 1
Name: Benton-Franklin Juvenile Drug Court Duration of Program (Months): 14
Contact Information: Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication
Court Coordinator: Nanette Blackburn
Email: nanette.blackburn@co.benton.wa.us
Phone: 509-736-2762 GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY
Fax: 509-736-2728
Court Mailing Address: No Problem Solving Courts
Benton-Franklin Superior Court
5606 W. Canal Place, Ste. 106
Kennewick, WA 99336

Court Information
Court Level:
Superior Court
Assigned Judge:
Commissioner Lonna Malone
Year of Inception: 2002
Enrollment, March 2010: 10
Graduates since Inception: 65
Duration of Program (Months): 11
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication

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ISLAND COUNTY ISLAND COUNTY (con’t)
Adult Drug Court Family Dependency
Treatment Court
Name: Island County Adult Drug Court
Contact Information: Name: Island County Family Dependency
Court Coordinator: Channing Gredvig Treatment Court
Email: channingg@co.island.wa.us Contact Information:
Phone: 360-678-7926 Court Coordinator: Channing Gredvig
Fax: 360-678-2139 Email: channingg@co.island.wa.us
Court Mailing Address: Phone: 360-678-7926
Island County Superior Court Fax: 360-678-2139
P.O. Box 5000 Court Mailing Address:
Coupeville, WA 98239 Island County Superior Court
P.O. Box 5000
Court Information Coupeville, WA 98239
Court Level:
Superior Court Court Information
Assigned Judge: Court Level:
Vickie Churchill Superior Court
Year of Inception: 2006 Assigned Judge:
Enrollment, March 2010: 17 H. Clarke Harvey
Graduates since Inception: 9 Year of Inception: 2009
Duration of Program (Months): 24 Enrollment, March 2010: 6
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication Graduates since Inception: 0
Duration of Program (Months): 12
Juvenile Drug Court Adjudication Status: Post-Adjudication

Name: Island County Juvenile Drug Court JEFFERSON COUNTY


Contact Information:
Court Coordinator: Channing Gredvig Adult Drug Court
Email: channingg@co.island.wa.us
Phone: 360-678-7926 Name: Jefferson County Adult Drug Court
Fax: 360-678-2139 Contact Information:
Court Mailing Address: Court Coordinator: Ford Kessler
Island County Superior Court Email: fordk@safeharborrecovery.org
P.O. Box 5000 Phone: 360-385-3866
Coupeville, WA 98239 Fax: 360-385-7288
Court Mailing Address:
Court Information Jefferson County Superior Court
Court Level: P.O. Box 1220
Superior Court 1820 Jefferson Street
Assigned Judge: Port Townsend, WA 98368
Alan Hancock
Year of Inception: 2001 Court Information
Enrollment, March 2010: 8 Court Level:
Graduates since Inception: 46 Superior Court
Duration of Program (Months): 12 Assigned Judge:
Craddock Verser
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication
Year of Inception: 2003
Enrollment, March 2010: 20
Graduates since Inception: 61
Duration of Program (Months): 12
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication
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JEFFERSON COUNTY (con’t) KING COUNTY
Family Dependency Adult Drug Court
Treatment Court
Name: King County Adult Drug Court
Name: Jefferson County Family Contact Information:
Dependency Treatment Court Court Coordinator: Mary Taylor
Contact Information: Email: mary.taylor@kingcounty.gov
Court Coordinator: Susan Steiner Phone: 206-296-7834
Email: ssteiner@co.jefferson.wa.us Fax: 206-296-7885
Phone: 360-385-9241 Court Mailing Address:
Fax: 360-385-9191 King County Superior Court
Court Mailing Address: 516 Third Ave. E 609
Jefferson County Superior Court Seattle, WA 98107
P.O. Box 1220
1820 Jefferson Street Court Information
Port Townsend, WA 98368 Court Level:
Superior Court
Court Information Assigned Judges:
Court Level: Harry McCarthy
Superior Court Wesley Saint Clair
Assigned Judge: Year of Inception: 1994
Commissioner Keith Harper Enrollment, March 2010: 375
Year of Inception: 2007 Graduates since Inception: 1450
Enrollment, March 2010: 1 Duration of Program (Months): 18
Graduates since Inception: 3 Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication
Duration of Program (Months): 18
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication Adult Drug Court

Name: Auburn Adult Drug Court


Contact Information:
Court Coordinator: Greg Bockh
Email: gbockh@auburnwa.gov
Phone: 253-288-7404
Fax: 253-876-1906
Court Mailing Address:
Auburn Municipal Court
340 E. Main St
Auburn, WA 98002

Court Information
Court Level:
Municipal Court
Assigned Judge:
Patrick Burns
Year of Inception: 2001
Enrollment, March 2010: 250
Graduates since Inception: 1000
Duration of Program (Months): 24
Adjudication Status: Post-Adjudication

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KING COUNTY (con’t) KING COUNTY (con’t)
Juvenile Drug Court Mental Health Court

Name: King County Juvenile Drug Court Name: King County Mental Health Court
Contact Information: Contact Information:
Court Coordinator: Steven Noble Court Coordinator: Lois Smith
Email: steven.noble@kingcounty.gov Email: lois.smith@kingcounty.gov
Phone: 206-205-3364 Phone: 206-296-3502
Fax: 206-205-9414 Fax: 206-296-2875
Court Mailing Address: Court Mailing Address:
Juvenile Drug Court King County Courthouse
1211 E. Alder St. 516 3rd Ave, W 310
M-S 3G Seattle, WA 98104
Seattle, WA 98122
Court Information
Court Information Court Level:
Court Level: District Court
Superior Court Assigned Judge:
Assigned Judge: Anne Harper
Philip Hubbard Year of Inception: 1999
Year of Inception: 1999 Enrollment, March 2010: 150
Enrollment, March 2010: 55 Graduates since Inception: 450
Graduates since Inception: 131 Duration of Program (Months): 24
Duration of Program (Months): 9 Adjudication Status: Post-Adjudication
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication
Mental Health Court
Family Dependency
Treatment Court Name: Auburn Mental Health Court
Contact Information:
Name: King County Family Dependency
Court Coordinator: Greg Bockh
Treatment Court
Email: gbockh@auburnwa.gov
Contact Information:
Phone: 253-288-7404
Court Coordinator: Jill Murphy
Fax: 253-876-1906
Email: Jill.Murphy@kingcounty.gov
Court Mailing Address:
Phone: 206-205-9340 Auburn Municipal Court
Fax: 206-205-9739 340 E. Main St
Court Mailing Address: Auburn, WA 98002
Family Treatment Court
1211 E. Alder St.
Court Information
Seattle, WA 98122
Court Level:
Municipal Court
Court Information Assigned Judge:
Court Level: Patrick Burns
Superior Court Year of Inception: 2005
Assigned Judge:
Enrollment, March 2010: 150
Michael Trickey
Graduates since Inception: 100
Year of Inception: 2004
Duration of Program (Months): 24
Enrollment, March 2010: 30
Adjudication Status: Post-Adjudication
Graduates since Inception: 42
Duration of Program (Months): 12
Adjudication Status: Post-Adjudication

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KING COUNTY (con’t) KITSAP COUNTY
Mental Health Court Adult Drug Court

Name: Seattle Mental Health Court Name: Kitsap County Adult Drug Court
Contact Information: Contact Information:
Court Coordinator: Alessandra Pollock Court Coordinator: Cherie Lusk
Email: alessandra.pollock@seattle.gov Email: clusk@co.kitsap.wa.us
Phone: 206-684-5621 Phone: 360-337-4508
Fax: 206-684-8193 Fax:
Court Mailing Address: Court Mailing Address:
Municipal Court of Seattle Kitsap County Superior Court
PO Box 34987 614 Division Street MS-24
Seattle, WA 98124-4987 Port Orchard, WA 98366

Court Information Court Information


Court Level: Court Level:
Municipal Court Superior Court
Assigned Judge: Assigned Judge:
Michael Hurtado Jay Roof
Year of Inception: 1999 Year of Inception: 1999
Enrollment, March 2010: 45 Enrollment, March 2010: 115
Graduates since Inception: 800 Graduates since Inception: 420
Duration of Program (Months): 24 Duration of Program (Months): 18
Adjudication Status: Post-Adjudication Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication

Community Court Juvenile Drug Court

Name: Seattle Community Court Name: Kitsap County Juvenile Drug Court
Contact Information: Contact Information:
Court Coordinator: Tricia Lapitan Court Coordinator: Patty Bronson
Email: Tricia.Lapitan@seattle.gov Email: pbronson@co.kitsap.wa.us
Phone: 206-684-8569 Phone: 360-337-5470
Fax: 206-684-4648 Fax: 360-337-5404
Court Mailing Address: Court Mailing Address:
Seattle Community Court Kitsap County Juvenile Department
P.O. Box 34987 1338 Old Clifton Road SW
Seattle, WA 98124-4987 Port Orchard, WA 98367

Court Information Court Information


Court Level: Court Level:
Municipal Court Superior Court
Assigned Judge: Assigned Judge:
Fred Bonner Anna Laurie
Year of Inception: 2005 Year of Inception: 1999
Enrollment, March 2010: Enrollment, March 2010: 22
Graduates since Inception: Graduates since Inception: 112
Duration of Program (Months): Duration of Program (Months): 12
Adjudication Status: Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication

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KITSAP COUNTY (con’t) KITTITAS COUNTY
Family Dependency Adult Drug Court
Treatment Court
Name: Kittitas County Adult Drug Court
Name: Kitsap County Family Dependency Contact Information:
Treatment Court Court Coordinator: Emily Brown
Contact Information: Email: EBrown@elltel.net
Court Coordinator: Cherie Lusk Phone: 509-925-9821
Email: clusk@co.kitsap.wa.us Fax: 509-925-9073
Phone: 360-337-4508 Court Mailing Address:
Fax: Kittitas County Superior Court
Court Mailing Address: 507 N. Nanum St Rm 111
Kitsap County Family Court Ellensburg, WA 98926
614 Division Street MS-24
Port Orchard, WA 98366 Court Information
Court Level:
Court Information Superior Court
Court Level: Assigned Judge:
Superior Court Scott Sparks
Assigned Judge: Year of Inception: 2003
M. Karlynn Haberly Enrollment, March 2010: 22
Year of Inception: 2001 Graduates since Inception: 47
Enrollment, March 2010: 9 Duration of Program (Months): 16
Graduates since Inception: 15 Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication
Duration of Program (Months): 12
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication
KLICKITAT COUNTY
Mental Health Court Adult Drug Court
Name: Kitsap County Individualized
Name: Drugs No More Diversion Program
Treatment Court
Contact Information:
Contact Information:
Court Coordinator: Larry Barker
Court Coordinator: Shannon Porter
Email: larryb@co.klickitat.wa.us
Email: sporter@co.kitsap.wa.us
Phone: 509-773-3776
Phone: 360-377-5468
Fax: 509-773-3732
Fax: 360-337-5404
Court Mailing Address:
Court Mailing Address:
Klickitat Superior Court
Kitsap County Juvenile Department
205 S Columbus
1338 Old Clifton Road SW
MS-CH-29
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Goldendale, WA 98620

Court Information
Court Information
Court Level:
Court Level:
Superior Court
Superior Court
Assigned Judge:
Assigned Judge:
Anna Laurie
E. Thompson Reynolds
Year of Inception: 2006
Year of Inception:1998
Enrollment, March 2010: 8
Enrollment, March 2010: 7
Graduates since Inception: 5 Graduates since Inception: 25 (since
Duration of Program (Months): 9-12 10/05)
Adjudication Status: Pre-adjudication Duration of Program (Months): 24
Adjudication Status:

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LEWIS COUNTY LINCOLN COUNTY
Adult Drug Court No Problem Solving Courts

Name: Lewis County Adult Drug Court MASON COUNTY


Contact Information:
Court Coordinator: Jennifer Soper-Baker Adult Drug Court
Email: Jennifer.Soper@lewiscountywa.gov
Phone: 360-740-2731 Name: Mason County Adult Drug Court
Fax: 360-740-2603 Contact Information:
Court Mailing Address: Court Coordinator: Harris Haertel
Lewis County Superior Court
Email: Hhh@co.mason.wa.us
345 West Main
Chehalis, WA 98532 Phone: 360-427-9670
Fax: 360-427-7785
Court Mailing Address:
Court Information
Mason County Superior Court
Court Level:
P.O. Box 368
Superior Court
Shelton, WA 98584
Assigned Judge:
Nelson Hunt
Year of Inception: 2004 Court Information
Court Level:
Enrollment, March 2010: 34
Superior Court
Graduates since Inception: 53 Assigned Judge:
Duration of Program (Months): 12 Toni Sheldon
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication Year of Inception: 2003
Enrollment, March 2010: 7
Juvenile Drug Court Graduates since Inception: 38
Duration of Program (Months): 24
Name: Lewis County Juvenile Drug Court Adjudication Status: Post-Adjudication
Contact Information:
Court Coordinator: Jennifer Soper-Baker
Email: Jennifer.Soper@lewiscountywa.gov
Phone: 360-740-2731
Fax: 360-740-2603
Court Mailing Address:
Lewis County Superior Court
345 West Main
Chehalis, WA 98532

Court Information
Court Level:
Superior Court
Assigned Judge:
Nelson Hunt
Year of Inception: 2008
Enrollment, March 2010: 7
Graduates since Inception: 1
Duration of Program (Months): 12
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication

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OKANOGAN COUNTY PACIFIC COUNTY
Adult Drug Court No Problem Solving Courts

Name: Okanogan County Adult Drug Court


Contact Information: PEND OREILLE COUNTY
Court Coordinator: Roger Bauer
Email: rbauer@okbhc.org
No Problem Solving Courts
Phone: 509-826-8408
Fax: 509-826-3029
Court Mailing Address:
Okanogan Adult Felony Drug Ct PIERCE COUNTY
c/o OBHC
1007 Koala Drive Adult Drug Court
Omak, WA 98841
Name: Pierce County Felony Drug Court
Court Information
Contact Information:
Court Level:
Superior Court Court Coordinator: Andra Motyka
Assigned Judge: Email: amotyka@co.pierce.wa.us
Jack Burchard Phone: 253-798-3654
Year of Inception: 2005 Fax: 253-798-2302
Enrollment, March 2010: 13 Court Mailing Address:
Graduates since Inception: 28 Pierce County Superior Court
930 Tacoma Avenue S., Rm 334
Duration of Program (Months): 18
Tacoma, WA 98402
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication
Court Information
Family Dependency Court Level:
Treatment Court Superior Court
Assigned Judge:
Name: Okanogan County Family Gary Steiner
Dependency Treatment Court Year of Inception: 1994
Contact Information: Enrollment, March 2010: 293
Court Coordinator: Janice Bauer Graduates since Inception: 1,232
Email: jbauer@okbhc.org Duration of Program (Months): 12
Phone: 509-826-8432 Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication
Fax: 509-826-3029
Court Mailing Address:
Okanogan Family Dependency Ct.
c/o OBHC
1007 Koala Drive
Omak, WA 98841

Court Information
Court Level:
Superior Court
Assigned Judge:
Jack Burchard
Year of Inception: 2007
Enrollment, March 2010: 1
Graduates since Inception: 0
Duration of Program (Months): 12
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication

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PIERCE COUNTY (con’t) SAN JUAN COUNTY
Juvenile Drug Court No Problem Solving Courts

Name: Pierce County Juvenile Drug Court


Contact Information: SKAGIT COUNTY
Court Coordinator: Marco Salas
Email: msalas@co.pierce.wa.us Adult Drug Court
Phone: 253-798-3343
Fax: 253-798-3350 Name: Skagit County Adult Drug Court
Court Mailing Address: Contact Information:
Pierce County Juvenile Court
Court Coordinator: Kelli Frazier Luvera
5501 6th Ave
Tacoma, WA 98406 Email: kellil@co.skagit.wa.us
Phone: 360-336-9435
Court Information Fax: 360-336-9340
Court Level: Court Mailing Address:
Superior Court Skagit County Superior Court
Assigned Judge: Drug Court
Gary Steiner 205 W. Kincaid, Rm. 202
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Year of Inception: 2002
Enrollment, March 2010: 23
Court Information
Graduates since Inception: 49
Court Level:
Duration of Program (Months): 12 Superior Court
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication Assigned Judge:
Michael Rickert
Veterans Treatment Court Year of Inception: 1997
Enrollment, March 2010: 50
Name: Pierce County Veterans Drug Court Graduates since Inception: 150
Contact Information: Duration of Program (Months): 24
Court Coordinator: Pamela Clouser Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication
Email: pclouse@co.pierce.wa.us
Phone: 253-798-2352
Fax: 253-798-2302
Court Mailing Address:
Pierce County Superior Court
930 Tacoma Avenue S., Rm 334
Tacoma, WA 98402

Court Information
Court Level:
Superior Court
Assigned Judge:
Gary Steiner
Year of Inception: 2009
Enrollment, March 2010: 3
Graduates since Inception: 0
Duration of Program (Months): 12
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication

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SKAGIT COUNTY (con’t) SKAMANIA COUNTY
Family Dependency Adult Drug Court
Treatment Court
Name: Skamania County Adult Drug Court
Name: Skagit County Family Dependency Contact Information:
Treatment Court Court Coordinator:
Contact Information: Email:
Court Coordinator: Helga Schink Phone:
Email: helgas@co.skagit.wa.us Fax:
Phone: 360-419-3318 Court Mailing Address:
Fax: 360-336-9340 Skamania County Superior Court
Court Mailing Address: P.O. Box 790
Skagit County Superior Court Stevenson, WA 98648
205 West Kincaid Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 Court Information
Court Level:
Court Information Superior Court
Court Level: Assigned Judge:
Superior Court E. Thompson Reynolds
Assigned Judge: Year of Inception: 2002
Commissioner G. Brian Paxton Enrollment, March 2010:
Year of Inception: 2007 Graduates since Inception:
Enrollment, March 2010: 6 Duration of Program (Months): 24
Graduates since Inception: 5 Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication
Duration of Program (Months): 12
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication
SNOHOMISH COUNTY
Mental Health Court Adult Drug Court
Name: Skagit County Mental Health Court Name: Snohomish County CHART Court
Contact Information: Contact Information:
Court Coordinator: Rebecca Clark Court Coordinator: Karla Rasmussen
Email: rebeccac@co.skagit.wa.us Email: karla.rasmussen@snoco.org
Phone: 360-419-3363 Phone: 425-388-3546
Fax: 360-336-9323 Fax: 425-388-3597
Court Mailing Address: Court Mailing Address:
Skagit County Community Services Snohomish County Superior Court
309 S. Third Street 3001 Rockefeller Avenue, M/S 502
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 Everett, WA 98201

Court Information Court Information


Court Level: Court Level:
District Court (2004-2006), Superior Court
Superior Court (2006-present) Assigned Judge:
Assigned Judge: David Kurtz
Commissioner Karen Lerner
Year of Inception: 1999
Year of Inception: 2004
Enrollment, March 2010: 54
Enrollment, March 2010: 11
Graduates since Inception: 379
Graduates since Inception: 8
Duration of Program (Months): 12
Duration of Program (Months): 24
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY (con’t) SNOHOMISH COUNTY (con’t)
Juvenile Drug Court Family Dependency
Treatment Court
Name: Snohomish County Juvenile Drug
Court Name: Snohomish County Family
Contact Information: Dependency Treatment Court
Court Coordinator: Dawn Williams Contact Information:
Email: dawn.williams@snoco.org Court Coordinator: Edmund Smith
Phone: 425-388-7905 Email: edmund.smith@snoco.org
Fax: 425-388-7882 Phone: 425-388-3486
Court Mailing Address: Fax: 425-388-3597
Snohomish County Superior Court Court Mailing Address:
3001 Rockefeller Avenue, M/S 502 Snohomish County Superior Court
Everett, WA 98201 3001 Rockefeller Avenue, M/S 502
Everett, WA 98201
Court Information
Court Level: Court Information
Superior Court Court Level:
Assigned Judge: Superior Court
Eric Lucas Assigned Judge:
Year of Inception: 2000 Kenneth Cowsert
Enrollment, March 2010: 34 Year of Inception: 2008
Graduates since Inception: 163 Enrollment, March 2010: 15
Duration of Program (Months): 12 Graduates since Inception: 3
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication Duration of Program (Months): 12
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication
Juvenile Drug Court
SPOKANE COUNTY
Name: Snohomish County At-Risk Youth
Drug Court Adult Drug Court
Contact Information:
Court Coordinator: Dawn Williams Name: Spokane County Adult Drug Court
Email: dawn.williams@snoco.org Contact Information:
Phone: 425-388-7905 Court Coordinator: Sandra Altshuler
Fax: 425-388-7882 Email: saltshuler@spokanecounty.org
Court Mailing Address:
Snohomish County Superior Court Phone: 509-477-6355
3001 Rockefeller Avenue, M/S 502 Fax: 509-477-4396
Everett, WA 98201 Court Mailing Address:
Spokane County Superior Court
1116 W. Broadway
Court Information Spokane, WA 99260
Court Level:
Superior Court
Assigned Judge: Court Information
George Appel Court Level:
Year of Inception: 2001 Superior Court
Assigned Judge:
Enrollment, March 2010: 14 Harold Clarke III
Graduates since Inception: 81 Year of Inception: 1996
Duration of Program (Months): 12 Enrollment, March 2010: 90
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication Graduates since Inception: 497
Duration of Program (Months): 12
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication

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SPOKANE COUNTY (con’t) STEVENS COUNTY
Mental Health Court No Problem Solving Courts

Name: Spokane County District/Municipal THURSTON COUNTY


Mental Health Court
Contact Information: Adult Drug Court
Court Coordinator: Sandy Manfred
Email: smanfred@spokanecounty.org
Name: Thurston County Adult Drug Court
Phone: 509-477-2277
Contact Information:
Fax: 509-477-2231
Court Coordinator: Ellen Goodman
Court Mailing Address:
Spokane District Court Email: goodmae@co.thurston.wa.us
721 N. Jefferson Street Phone: 360-786-5217
PO Box 2352 Fax: 360-786-5217
Spokane, WA 99210-2352 Court Mailing Address:
Thurston County Superior Court
Court Information Drug Court
Court Level: 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Bldg. 2
District Court Olympia, WA 98502
Assigned Judge:
Sara Derr Court Information
Year of Inception: 2007 Court Level:
Enrollment, March 2010: 180 Superior Court
Assigned Judge:
Graduates since Inception: 18
Gary Tabor
Duration of Program (Months): 18
Year of Inception: 1998
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication
Enrollment, March 2010: 72
Graduates since Inception: 350
DUI/DV Court Duration of Program (Months): 12-18
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication
Name: Spokane County Intensive
Supervision Therapeutic DUI/DV Court
Juvenile Drug Court
Contact Information:
Court Coordinator: Shannon Koutecky
Name: Thurston County Juvenile Drug Ct
Email: skoutecky@spokanecounty.org
Contact Information:
Phone: 509-477-2613
Court Coordinator: Marcy Brown
Fax: 509-477-2650
Court Mailing Address: Email: brownm@co.thurston.wa.us
Spokane District Court Phone: 360-709-3205
1100 West Mallon Fax: 360-709-3256
Spokane, WA 99260 Court Mailing Address:
Thurston County Family Court
Court Information 2801 32nd Avenue SW
Court Level: Tumwater, WA 98512
District Court
Assigned Judge: Court Information
Sara Derr Court Level:
Year of Inception:2006 Superior Court
Enrollment, March 2010:32 Assigned Judge:
Commissioner Christine Schaller
Graduates since Inception: 0
Year of Inception: 2006
Duration of Program (Months):36
Enrollment, March 2010: 10
Adjudication Status: Post-Adjudication
Graduates since Inception: 15
Duration of Program (Months): 12
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication
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THURSTON COUNTY (con’t) THURSTON COUNTY (con’t)
Family Dependency DUI Court
Treatment Court
Name: Thurston County Adult DUI Court
Name: Thurston County Family Contact Information:
Dependency Treatment Court Court Coordinator: Ellen Goodman
Contact Information: Email: goodmae@co.thurston.wa.us
Court Coordinator: Marcy Brown Phone: 360-786-5217
Email: brownm@co.thurston.wa.us Fax: 360-754-4060
Phone: 360-709-3205 Court Mailing Address:
Fax: 360-709-3256 Thurston County Superior Court
Court Mailing Address: DUI Court
Thurston County Family Court 2000 Lakeridge Dr. SW, Bldg. 2
2801 32nd Avenue SW Olympia, WA 98502
Tumwater, WA 98512
Court Information
Court Information Court Level:
Court Level: Superior Court
Superior Court Assigned Judge:
Assigned Judge: Gary Tabor
Anne Hirsch Year of Inception: 2007
Year of Inception: 2000 Enrollment, March 2010: 28
Enrollment, March 2010: 7 Graduates since Inception: 0
Graduates since Inception: 50 Duration of Program (Months): 18-24
Duration of Program (Months): 12 Adjudication Status: Post-Adjudication
Adjudication Status: Post-Adjudication
Veterans Treatment Court
Mental Health Court
Name: Thurston County Veterans Court
Name: Thurston County Mental Health Contact Information:
Court
Court Coordinator: Marianne Clear
Contact Information:
Email: clearm@co.thurston.wa.us
Court Coordinator: Marianne Clear
Phone: 360-357-2471, x 3
Email: clearm@co.thurston.wa.us
Fax: 360-786-5580
Phone: 360-357-2471, x 3 Court Mailing Address:
Fax: 360-786-5580 Thurston County District Court
Court Mailing Address: 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
Thurston County District Court Olympia, WA 98502
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
Olympia, WA 98502
Court Information
Court Level:
Court Information District Court
Court Level: Assigned Judge:
District Court M. Brett Buckley
Assigned Judge: Year of Inception: 2009
M. Brett Buckley
Enrollment, March 2010: 10
Year of Inception: 2005
Graduates since Inception: 0
Enrollment, March 2010: 45
Duration of Program (Months): 24
Graduates since Inception: 41
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication
Duration of Program (Months): 24
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication

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WAHKIAKUM COUNTY WHATCOM COUNTY (con’t)
No Problem Solving Courts Juvenile Drug Court

Name: Whatcom County Juvenile Drug


Court
WALLA WALLA COUNTY
Contact Information:
Court Coordinator: Stephanie Priest
No Problem Solving Courts
Email: spriest@co.whatcom.wa.us
Phone: 360-676-6780, x 50137
Fax: 360-738-2515
WHATCOM COUNTY Court Mailing Address:
Superior Court/Drug Court
Adult Drug Court 311 Grand Ave, Ste. 501
Bellingham, WA 98225
Name: Whatcom County Adult Drug Court
Contact Information: Court Information
Court Coordinator: Leigh Wirth Court Level:
Superior Court
Email: lwirth@co.whatcom.wa.us
Assigned Judge:
Phone: 360-676-6754, x 1 Alfred Heydrich
Fax: Year of Inception: 2002
Court Mailing Address:
Enrollment, March 2010: 5
Superior Court/Drug Court
311 Grand Ave. Graduates since Inception: 18
Bellingham, WA 98225 Duration of Program (Months): 12
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication
Court Information
Court Level: Family Dependency
Superior Court Treatment Court
Assigned Judge:
Charles Snyder
Name: Whatcom County Family
Year of Inception: 1999 Dependency Treatment Court
Enrollment, March 2010: 72 Contact Information:
Graduates since Inception: 206 Court Coordinator: Darcie Davenport
Duration of Program (Months): 18 Email: ludd300@dshs.wa.gov
Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication Phone: 360-647-6123
Fax:
Court Mailing Address:
Family Treatment Court
311 Grand Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225

Court Information
Court Level:
Superior Court
Assigned Judge:
Commissioner Martha Gross
Year of Inception: 2001
Enrollment, March 2010: 11
Graduates since Inception: 22
Duration of Program (Months): 15
Adjudication Status: Post-Adjudication

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WHITMAN COUNTY YAKIMA COUNTY
Adult Drug Court Adult Drug Court

Name: Whitman County Alcohol and Other Name: Yakima County Adult Drug Court
Drug Court Contact Information:
Contact Information: Court Coordinator: Gloria Hintze
Court Coordinator: Kris Thompson Email: gloria.hintze@co.yakima.wa.us
Email: kthompson@co.whitman.wa.us Phone: 509-574-1794
Phone: 509-397-5291 Fax: 509-574-2701
Fax: 509-397-5584 Court Mailing Address:
Court Mailing Address: Yakima County Superior Court
Whitman County District Court 128 N. 2nd St.
P.O. Box 230 Yakima, WA 98901
Colfax, WA 99111
Court Information
Court Information Court Level:
Court Level: Superior Court
District Court Assigned Judge:
Assigned Judge: Ruth Rekauf
Douglas Robinson Year of Inception: 2000
Year of Inception: 2001 Enrollment, March 2010: 30
Enrollment, March 2010: 30 Graduates since Inception: 225
Graduates since Inception: 200 Duration of Program (Months): 12
Duration of Program (Months): 8 Adjudication Status: Pre-Adjudication
Adjudication Status: Post-Adjudication
Family Dependency
Treatment Court

Name: Yakima County Family Dependency


Treatment Court
Contact Information:
Court Coordinator: Gloria Hintze
Email: gloria.hintze@co.yakima.wa.us
Phone: 509-574-1794
Fax: 509-574-2711
Court Mailing Address:
Yakima County Superior Court
1780 Jerome Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902

Court Information
Court Level:
Superior Court
Assigned Judge:
Commissioner Robert Inouye
Year of Inception: 2007
Enrollment, March 2010: 11
Graduates since Inception: 5
Duration of Program (Months): 12
Adjudication Status: Post-Adjudication

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Administrative Office Division of Behavioral
of the Courts (AOC) Health and Recovery (DBHR)

Contact Information: Contact Information:


Jennifer Zipoy, Research Associate Earl Long, Criminal
Email: jennifer.zipoy@courts.wa.gov Justice/ProviderOne Program Manager
Phone: 360-704-4142 Email: earl.long@dshs.wa.gov
Fax: 360-956-5700 Phone: 360-725-9985
Mailing Address: Fax: 360-586-0341
Administrative Office of the Courts Mailing Address:
1206 Quince St SE Div. Behavioral Health & Recovery
P.O. Box 41170 P.O. Box 45330
Olympia, WA 98504-1170 Olympia, WA 98504-5330

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APPENDIX A
Descriptions of Problem Solving Courts
Adult Drug Court (1)
A specially designed court calendar or docket, the purposes of which are to achieve a
reduction in recidivism and substance abuse among nonviolent substance abusing
offenders and to increase the offender’s likelihood of successful habilitation through
early, continuous, and intense judicially supervised treatment, mandatory periodic drug
testing, community supervision, and use of appropriate sanctions and other
rehabilitation services (Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2005).

Juvenile Drug Court (1)


A juvenile drug court is a docket within a juvenile court to which selected delinquency
cases, and in some instances status offenders, are referred for handling by a
designated judge. The youth referred to this docket are identified as having problems
with alcohol and/or other drugs… Over the course of a year or more, the team meets
frequently (often weekly), determining how best to address the substance abuse and
related problems of the youth and his or her family that have brought the youth into
contact with the justice system. (National Drug Court Institute & National Council of
Juvenile and Family Court Judges, 2003, p. 7).

Family Dependency Treatment Court (Family Drug Court) (1)


Family dependency treatment court is a juvenile or family court docket of which selected
abuse, neglect, and dependency cases are identified where parental substance abuse
is a primary factor. Judges, attorneys, child protection services, and treatment
personnel unite with the goal of providing safe, nurturing, and permanent homes for
children while simultaneously providing parents the necessary support and services to
become drug and alcohol abstinent. Family dependency treatment courts aid parents in
regaining control of their lives and promote long-term stabilized recovery to enhance the
possibility of family reunification within mandatory legal timeframes (Wheeler &
Siegerist, 2003).

Mental Health Court (2)


Modeled after drug courts and developed in response to the overrepresentation of
people with mental illnesses in the criminal justice system, mental health courts divert
select defendants with mental illnesses into judicially supervised, community-based
treatment. Currently, all mental health courts are voluntary. Defendants are invited to
participate in the mental health court following a specialized screening and assessment,
and they may choose to decline participation. For those who agree to the terms and
conditions of community-based supervision, a team of court staff and mental health
professionals works together to develop treatment plans and supervise participants in
the community. (Council of State Governments, 2005).

DWI Court (1)


A DWI court is a distinct post-conviction court system dedicated to changing the
behavior of the alcohol-dependent repeat offender arrested for driving while impaired
(DWI). The goal of the DWI court is to protect public safety by using the drug court

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model to address the root cause of impaired driving: alcohol and other drugs of abuse.
Variants of DWI courts include drug courts that also take DWI offenders, which are
commonly referred to as “hybrid” DWI courts or DWI/drug courts. (Loeffler &
Huddleston, 2003). DWI courts often enhance their close monitoring of offenders using
home and field visits, as well as technological innovations such as Ignition Interlock
devices and the SCRAM transdermal alcohol detection device (Harberts & Waters,
2006).

Veterans Treatment Court (1)


Drug Courts around the country have seen rising numbers of veterans in their programs
and sought to offer specialized services to address their unique needs. The Veterans
Treatment Court model use veterans as mentors to help defendants engage in
treatment and counseling as well as partner with local Veterans Affairs offices to ensure
that participants receive proper benefits. Veterans Treatment Courts have garnered
national media attention and widespread interest in the Drug Court field. There are
currently over thirty states looking to implement a Veterans Treatment Court with many
more sure to follow.

Community Court (2)


Community courts bring the court and community closer by locating the court within the
community where “quality of life crimes” are committed (e.g., petty theft, turnstile
jumping, vandalism, etc.). With community boards and the local police as partners,
community courts have the bifurcated goal of solving the problems of defendants
appearing before the court, while using the leverage of the court to encourage offenders
to “give back” to the community in compensation for damage they and others have
caused (Lee, 2000).

Federal District Drug Court (Federal Reentry Court) (1)


Federal district drug court is a post-adjudication, cooperative effort of the Court,
Probation, Federal Public Defenders, and U.S. Attorneys' Offices to provide a blend of
treatment and sanction alternatives to address behavior, rehabilitation and community
re-integration for non-violent, substance-abusing offenders. These courts typically
incorporate an early-discharge program designed to replace the final year of
incarceration with strictly-supervised release into the drug court regimen. The Federal
programs incorporate the Ten Key Components in a voluntary, but contractual, program
of intense supervision and drug testing lasting a minimum of 12–18 months.

Reentry Drug Court (1)


Reentry drug courts utilize the drug court model, as defined in The Key Components, to
facilitate the reintegration of drug-involved offenders into communities upon their
release from local or state correctional facilities. Reentry drug court participants are
provided with specialized ancillary services needed for successful reentry into the
community. These are distinct from reentry courts, which do not utilize the drug court
model, but work with a similar population (Tauber & Huddleston, 1999).

Tribal Healing to Wellness Court (1)


A Tribal Healing to Wellness Court is a component of the tribal justice system that
incorporates and adapts the wellness concept to meet the specific substance abuse

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needs of each tribal community (Tribal Law & Policy Institute, 2003). The tribal healing
to wellness court team includes not only tribal judges, advocates, prosecutors, police
officers, educators, and substance abuse and mental health professionals, but also
tribal elders and traditional healers. “The concept borrows from traditional problem-
solving methods utilized since time immemorial…[and] utilizes the unique strengths and
history of each tribe” (Native American Alliance Foundation).

Truancy Court (2)


Rather than take the traditional punitive approach to truancy, truancy courts assist in
overcoming the underlying causes of truancy in a child’s life by reinforcing education
through efforts from the school, courts, mental health providers, families, and the
community. Guidance counselors submit reports on the child’s weekly progress
throughout the school year that the court uses to enable special testing, counseling, or
other necessary services as required. Truancy court is often held on the school
grounds and results in the ultimate dismissal of truancy petitions if the child can be
helped to attend school regularly (National Truancy Prevention Association, 2005).
Many courts have reorganized to form special truancy court dockets within the juvenile
or family court. Consolidation of truancy cases results in speedier court dates and more
consistent sentencing, and makes court personnel more attuned to the needs of truant
youth and their families (National Center for School Engagement).

Homeless Court
The National Drug Court Professionals website does not list a definition of a “Homeless
courts.” For the purpose of this survey a “Homeless Court” is a special court session
held in a local shelter or other community site designed for homeless citizens to resolve
outstanding misdemeanor criminal warrants (principally "quality-of-life" infractions such
as unauthorized removal of a shopping cart, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness,
and sleeping on a sidewalk or on the beach). Resolution of outstanding warrants not
only meets a fundamental need of homeless people but also eases court case-
processing backlogs and reduces vagrancy.

Domestic Violence Court (2)


A felony domestic violence court is designed to address traditional problems of
domestic violence such as low reports, withdrawn charges, threats to victim, lack of
defendant accountability, and high recidivism, by intense judicial scrutiny of the
defendant and close cooperation between the judiciary and social services. A
permanent judge works with the prosecution, assigned victim advocates, social
services, and the defense to ensure physical separation between the victim and all
forms of intimidation from the defendant or defendant’s family throughout the entirety of
the judicial process; provide the victim with the housing and job training needed to begin
an independent existence from the offender (Mazur and Aldrich, 2003); and
continuously monitor the defendant in terms of compliance with protective orders and
substance abuse treatment (Winick, 2000). Additionally, a case manager ascertains the
victim’s needs and monitors cooperation by the defendant, and close collaboration with
defense counsel ensures compliance with due process safeguards and protects
defendant’s rights. Variants include the misdemeanor domestic violence court which
handles larger volumes of cases and is designed to combat the progressive nature of
the crime to preempt later felonies, and the integrated domestic violence court in which

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a single judge handles all judicial aspects relating to one family, including criminal
cases, protective orders, custody, visitation, and even divorce (Mazur and Aldrich,
2003).

Gambling Court (2)


Operating under the same protocols and guidelines utilized within the drug court model,
gambling courts intervene in a therapeutic fashion as a result of pending criminal
charges with those individuals who are suffering from a pathological or compulsive
gambling disorder. Participants enroll in a contract-based, judicially supervised
gambling recovery program and are exposed to an array of services including Gamblers
Anonymous (GA), extensive psychotherapeutic intervention, debt counseling, group and
one-on-one counseling participation and, if necessary, drug or alcohol treatment within
a drug court setting. Participation by family members or significant others is
encouraged through direct participation in counseling with offenders and the availability
of support programs such as GAM-ANON (M. Farrell, personal communication, April 7,
2005).

Back on TRAC: Treatment, Responsibility, Accountability on Campus (1)


The Back on TRAC clinical justice model adopts the integrated public health-public
safety principles and components of the successful Drug Court model and applies them
to the college environment. It targets college students whose excessive use of
substances has continued despite higher education's best efforts at education,
prevention, or treatment and has ultimately created serious consequences for
themselves or others. Back on TRAC operates within the confines of existing resources
and without interrupting the student's educational process. It unites campus leaders,
student development practitioners, treatment providers, and health professionals with
their governmental, judicial, and treatment counterparts in the surrounding community.
(Monchick & Gehring, 2006).

(1)
As defined by National Drug Court Professionals at
http://www.nadcp.org/learn/what-are-drug-courts/models
(2)
As defined by National Drug Court Professionals at
http://www.nadcp.org/learn/what-are-drug-courts/models/problem-solving-courts

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