Spokane Regional Mental Health Court

Name
Title Phone Email
The Honorable Aimee Maurer
Judge
 
Dr. Valerie Shayman Southerland
Court Manager
509-477-2283 vshaymansoutherland@spokanecounty.org
Shelley Cowin
Case Manager
509-477-2281
scowin@spokanecounty.org
Charity Ward
Case Manager 509-477-2277 cward@spokanecounty.org
Hannah Craver
Secretary 509-477-2230 HCraver@spokanecounty.org
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  1. Background
  2. Purpose
  3. Court Team

Background


Spokane County has implemented an expanded Mental Health Court. This was made available thanks to legislation enacted in 2005, 
RCW 82.14.460 which allowed for a "Mental Health Sales Tax" of one tenth of 1% to be used for the operation of new or expanded therapeutic court programs and to provide new or expanded mental health treatment or chemical dependency services.

The Spokane Regional Mental Health Court maintains the premise that crimes committed by mentally ill persons are not simply a law enforcement or criminal justice problem, but a public health problem.

NEW: Spokane Regional Mental Heath Court Community Resource Fair

Are you in need of community resources to help you resolve your personal and legal challenges? Do you need assistance staying in compliance with your court order?

Every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, we bring the services to you! Join us on the second floor of the Public Safety Building to meet and obtain assistance from a variety of community agencies. Agency representatives will work with individuals to help connect them to services in the areas of housing, obtaining IDs, state benefits, mental health counseling, chemical dependency treatment, health insurance, and more.

For more information, please contact us at (509) 477-2230.

Office Located at:
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Broadway Center Building
721 N. Jefferson
Second Floor
Directions/Map

Hearings Held at:
Building with large glass windows, with a sign reading, "Spokane County-City Public Safety Buildi
Public Safety Building
1100 W Mallon Ave.
Second Floor
Directions/Map