What is Treatment Sales Tax?
Washington State law allows counties to collect a 1/10 of 1% sales tax to fund enhanced and expanded chemical dependency and mental health treatment services and for therapeutic courts. Thurston County has collected this tax since 2009.
The Treatment Sales Tax (TST) is a important local funding stream that works alongside federal and state funding such as Medicaid to meet mental health and substance use needs in Thurston County. Through reduced justice involvement, emergency room use, health care costs, and public assistance and increased earnings, TST programs save our community approximately $4 for every $1 spent.
TST is managed by the Thurston County Commissioners Office. A volunteer Advisory Committee comprised of Thurston County residents makes non-binding recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding use of TST funds.
Improve the quality of life for Thurston County residents with mental health, chemical dependency, or co-occurring disorders.
Reduce criminal justice involvement for individuals with mental and/or chemical dependency issues, including diverting from jail or reducing length of jail stays when possible and reducing recidivism.
Increase collaboration and coordination between and education and training to corrections, courts, law enforcement, mental health, and chemical dependency and housing services.
The Treatment Sales Tax works in alignment with Thurston Thrives strategies and emphasizes the use of evidence-based practices.
TST programs serve children and adults in every zip code in Thurston County, including justice-involved individuals, individuals experiencing homelessness, pregnant women and girls, youth in school settings, and other residents with mental health and substance abuse needs.
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Administration includes oversight and monitoring of TST funds as well as staff training.
Youth and Family Services includes community and school-based services to youth, services to youth in detention, services to pregnant and parenting women and girls and their children, and Family Recovery Court.
Adult Therapeutic Courts includes Drug Court, DUI Court, Mental Health Court, and Veteran’s Court, including associated judicial, prosecution, and defense time.
Thurston County Treatment Sales Tax - Overview
Thurston County Code, Chapter 5.49
For more information about the Treatment Sales Tax fund please contact:
Carrie Hennen | TST Program ManagerThurston County | Commissioners’ Office2000 Lakeridge Dr SW | Olympia, WA 98502PH 360.867-2092 | FX 360.786.5140email Carrie Hennen
TST Advisory Committee
Meeting Agendas & Minutes
TST 2016 Annual Report
TST 2016 Funding
TST 2016 Targets
TST 2016 Completion
TST 2016 Justice Involvement
TST 2015 Annual ReportTST 2015 FundingTST 2015 TargetsTST 2015 CompletionTST 2015 Justice Involvement
TST 2014 Annual ReportTST 2014 FundingTST 2014 TargetsTST 2014 CompletionTST 2014 Justice Involvement
Thurston-Mason Behavioral Health Organization
Mental Health and Veterans Court
Family Recovery Court
Prosecuting Attorney's Office
Nurse Family Partnership
Thurston County Corrections Facility
Thurston County Mental Health Court celebrates 10 years
National Association of Drug Court Professionals
National Drug Court Institute
National Center for DWI Courts
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Washington Mental Health Action
Treatment Sales Tax: Job Opening for Data Analyst-- click here for details!
Press Release-- RFP for TST Community Grants (March 15, 2018)
Request for Proposals (RFP) for TST Community Grants-- Due April 18, 2018