Involuntary Treatment Act (ITA) Court

 

Involuntary Treatment Act (ITA) Court hears petitions requesting court ordered mental health treatment which is not part of a criminal case. Under Washington Law, persons may be civilly committed to hospital or treatment settings, if a Superior Court judicial officer (judge or commissioner) finds that they pose a threat to themselves or others due to exhibited symptoms of mental illness.

 

Note: This is not Mental Health Court. For more information about District Court and Mental Health Court please go to: http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/distcrt/services/mental-health-and-veterans-court/  

 

Visit the ITA Courts

 

Involuntary Treatment Act hearings occur at two facilities on the following dates, excluding court holidays:

 

Tuesdays and Fridays at 1:00 p.m.
Evaluation and Treatment Center
3436 Mary Elder Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98506
Link to Directions: http://www.bhr.org/3436.asp  

 

Mondays and Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
Thurston Mason Crisis Triage Center
3285 Ferguson St SW
Tumwater, WA 98512
Link to Directions: http://www.telecarecorp.com/thurston-mason-crisis-triage/

 

Hearings at both centers are open to the public. There are security measure in place to ensure facility, patient and staff safety. To observe hearings, it is best to arrive by 12:45 p.m.