Family and Juvenile Law Committee

The Family & Juvenile Law Committee is charged with:

  • Review state laws and recommend legislative changes to the Juvenile Code.

  • Monitor and report on proposed changes to the Juvenile Code.

  • In cooperation with the Washington State Bar Association, review and recommend Juvenile Court Rules.

  • Monitor and report on proposed changes to Juvenile Court Rules.

  • Review and recommend legislative changes to the Domestic Relations Code.

  • Monitor and report on proposed changes to the Domestic Relations Code.

  • Monitor and report on proposed changes to the Child Support Schedule.

  • Improve and work toward greater consistency in local rules and procedures, as appropriate.

  • Maintain liaison with the Judicial Education Committee for educational programs as required.

  • Maintain liaison with the Judges’ Benchbook Committee to plan and develop benchbooks, as required.

  • Maintain liaison with the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, and the Sentencing Guidelines Commission.

  • Maintain liaison with DSHS/Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration JRA-and conduct annual site visits to JRA Institutions.

  • Maintain liaison with the Northwest Tribal Court Judges’ Association.

  • Maintain liaison with the Washington State Bar Association/Family Law Section Executive Committee.

  • Maintain liaison with the Washington Association of Juvenile Court Administrators.

  • Maintain liaison with the Court Improvement Grant Steering Committee.

  • Maintain liaison with the Children’s Justice Act Advisory Board.

  • Maintain liaison with the Washington’s Families for Kids Project.

  • Submit written report for the Spring and Fall Conference.

  • Maintain liaison with the Supreme Court Domestic Relations Commission.

Committee Members:

Comm. Craig S. Adams

Judge Michelle Adams

Judge Timothy L. Ashcraft

Judge Alicia M. Burton

Comm. Tierra Busby

Comm. Matthew Clucas

Judge Marybeth Dingledy

Comm. Terri S. Farmer

Judge Patricia M. Fassett

Judge Amber L. Finlay

Comm. Mark L. Gelman

Judge Janet M. Helson

Judge Melissa A. Hemstreet

Judge Anne Hirsch

 

Comm. Diana L. Kiesel

Comm. Nathan Kortokrax

Comm. Jonathon Lack

Judge Jennifer R. Langbehn

Judge Gretchen Leanderson

Comm. Robyn A. Lindsay

Judge Kathryn C. Loring

Judge Barbara A. Mack, Ret.

Comm. Brandon Mack

Comm. Barbara McInvaille

Judge Catherine Moore

Comm. Patrick M. Moriarty

Judge Kathryn J. Nelson

Judge Richard T. Okrent

 

Comm. Michelle L. Ressa

Judge Averil B. Rothrock

Comm. Shane Silverthorn

Comm. Jacqueline I. Stam

Comm. Kevin Stewart

Judge Aimee M. Sutton

Judge Tanya Thorp

Comm. Indu Thomas

Comm. Elisabeth Tutsch

Judge Kitty-Ann van Doorninck

Judge M. Scott Wolfram

WAJCA Liaison:

Dennis Rabidou

Tribal Liaison:

Judge Jerry Ford  

AOC Contact:

Crissy Anderson

Admin. Office of the Courts

PO Box 41170

Olympia, WA  98504-1170

360-705-5252

crissy.anderson@courts.wa.gov

Committee Co-Chairs –  Judge Cindy Larsen &  Comm. Jennie Laird

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