Judges Assistance Program
“We shouldn’t lose good people from the bench because of a lack of help.” —King County District Court Judge Charles Delaurenti II
The purpose of the Judges Assistance Program is to prevent or alleviate problems before they jeopardize a judicial officer’s career. We provide confidential support and treatment for judges struggling with mental health issues, addiction, physical disability, or the loss of a loved one. We also work with judges who are seeking peer support or are considering retirement. If you are a judge or are concerned about a judge, you are encouraged to contact the Judges Assistance Program for a phone consultation.
We can be reached at 206-727-8268 or at JASP@courts.wa.gov. If you are a judge interested in serving the mental health needs of judges in Washington state, we encourage you to contact us.
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