Information regarding the Court's hours and COVID-19 response is at the bottom of this page: https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/sc

Involuntary Treatment Act (ITA) Court

The Calendars are as follows during the COVID-19 response, effective March 23, 2020:

     MC Superior Court Calendars effective March 23, 2020

     Family and Juvenile Court Calendars effective March 23, 2020

 

The Involuntary Treatment Act (ITA) allows a court to order a person to have mental health treatment or be civilly committed. It is not part of a criminal case. To order treatment or civil commitment, the ITA judge needs to find that the person poses a threat to themselves or others because of exhibited symptoms of mental illness.

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/

This is not Joel's Law. For more information about Joel's law please click here.

Visit the ITA Courts

Involuntary Treatment Act hearings happen in three places. Hearings at all locations 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 1:15 p.m.

ITA Court is held on the following dates, except for court holidays:

Telecare Thurston Mason Evaluation and Treatment (E&T) Center

Tuesdays and Fridays at 1:30 p.m.
3436 Mary Elder Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98506
Link to Directions: http://www.telecarecorp.com/telecare-thurston-mason-et

St. Peter’s Hospital Psychiatry

Tuesday and Fridays at 1:30 p.m. (As needed at the conclusion of the E&T calendar)
413 Lilly Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98506
Link to Directions: https://washington.providence.org/locations-directory/o/olympia-psychiatry

Thurston Mason Crisis Triage Center

Mondays and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.
3285 Ferguson St SW
Tumwater, WA 98512
Link to Directions: http://www.telecarecorp.com/thurston-mason-crisis-triage/

South Sound Behavioral Hospital

Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
605 Woodland Square Loop SE

Lacey, WA 98503
Link to Directions: https://southsoundbehavioralhospital.com/contact-us/

To view a list of the ITA calendars click here.

For the ITA Holiday Calendar Procedure click here.