Therapeutic Courts Committee

The 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 Members:

Judge Michelle Adams

Judge Susan Adams

Judge Sabrina Ahrens

Judge Sharonda D. Amamilo

Judge Johanna Bender

Judge Elizabeth J. Berns

Judge Marybeth Dingledy

Judge Kristen Ferrera

Judge Julia L. Garratt

Judge Lee Grochmal

Judge Melissa A. Hemstreet

Judge L. Candace Hooper

Judge Cindy A. Larsen

Judge Nelson K. H. Lee

Comm. Lisa M. Micheli

Judge Edmund Murphy



Judge Elizabeth Yost Neidzwski Judge Donald J. Richter

Judge Andrea K. Robertson

Judge Ketu Shah

Comm. Shane Silverthorn

Judge John C. Skinder

Judge Katherine L. Svoboda

Judge M. Scott Wolfram

DMCJA Representatives:

Judge Fred L. Gillings 

Judge Laura Van Slyck

WSADCP Representative:

Judge Marybeth Dingledy

AOC Contact:

Crissy Anderson

Admin. Office of the Courts

PO Box 41170

Olympia, WA  98504-1170


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Committee Chair – Judge Gary B. Bahsor