Judges Assistance Program
The purpose of the Judges Assistance Program is to prevent or alleviate problems before they jeopardize a judicial officer’s career. We provide open-minded confidential support and treatment for judges struggling with stress, mental health issues, addiction, medical illness, 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 work with a judge and have concerns for them, you are encouraged to contact the Judges Assistance Program for a confidential phone consultation.
When you reach out to the Judges Assistance Program, you will first talk directly with our clinical consultant, Dr. Susanna N. Kanther, a licensed clinical health psychologist practicing in Bellevue. JASP can be reached at 415-572-3803. The program is comprised of compassionate judges and exists to help and problem solve with you. If you are a judge interested in serving the mental health needs of judges in Washington, we encourage you to contact us.
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