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Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice

WA-PCJJ Members

Liz Mueller, Chair

Tribal Council Vice Chair/Tribal Government
Jamestown S;Klallam Tribe

Judge James OrlandoVice Chair

Superior Court Judges Association (SCJA) Representative
Pierce County Superior Court Judge 

Starcia Ague

Youth Member

Christine Carlile 

Washington Defender Assoc. Representative
Public Defender, Spokane County

John Clayton

Assistant Secretary,
Juvenile Justice and Rehabilitation Administration (JJ&RA), DSHS


Senator Jeannie Darneille

Washington State Senator,
Washington Statle Senate

Mike Fenton

WAJCA Representative
Thurston Co. Juvenile Court Administrator

Bill Feyerherm, Ph.D.

Volunteer - Criminology Researcher

Russ Hauge

Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (WAPA) Representative
Prosecuting Attorney, Kitsap County

Chris Imhoff

Division Behavioral Health & Recovery, DSHS


Christopher Jordan

Youth Member

Anne Lee

Executive Director

Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis

Chief Judge
Nooksack Indian Tribe


Sandy Mullins

Senior Policy Advisor, Operations & Public Safety
Governor's Legislative & Policy Office


Jim Pugel

WA Assoc. of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) Representative
Assistant Chief, Seattle Police Department

Kathleen Sande

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Representative
Institutional Education Program Supervisor

Jennifer Strus

Assistant Secretary
Children's Administration, DSHS


Eric Trupin, Ph.D.

Professor, Univerisity of Washington
Division of Behavioral Health


About the State Advisory Group

The WA-PCJJ assumes a pro-active role, providing collaborative leadership and direction, recommending innovative juvenile justice reforms and best practices for implementation. Through the strength of shared responsibility and leadership, the WA-PCJJ will partner key decision-makers from state, local and tribal governments, and non-profit organizations to:

  • Support its members in influencing the implementation of innovative reforms and best practices within their communities and organizations;
  • Support and enhance multi-system collaboration and coordination among juvenile justice, child welfare, education, mental health and related systems in which Washington’s children, youth and families are involved;
  • Ensure that across Washington State, evidence-based and promising practices are replicated and administered in a culturally competent manner that adheres to program fidelity;
  • Recommend and influence the adoption and implementation of system reforms and best practices to improve Washington’s compliance with the core requirements of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP);
  • Support the use of developmentally appropriate services for youth at risk of system involvement to help prevent youth crime;
  • Support the use of developmentally appropriate services and sanctions for system-involved youth to help prevent subsequent delinquent behavior and deeper penetration into the juvenile justice system;
  • Support the implementation of a continuum of programs, including delinquency prevention, intervention, mental health and substance abuse treatment and aftercare to address the needs of youth at-risk of system involvement, and system-involved youth; and
  • Develop recommendations for innovative juvenile justice reform, best practices, quality improvement, and accountability -- and strategies for their implementation in the systems and communities from which the members come.