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614 Division Street, MS-24
Port Orchard WA 98366

Judge Jay B. Roof
Department No. 5

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Judge Roof graduated from University of Houston, and earned his J.D. from University of Washington School of Law.  

Judge Roof worked as a deputy prosecuting attorney for Kitsap County subsequent to graduating from law school.  He served as part-time Poulsbo Municipal Court Judge for 22 years in addition to practicing law for 25 years in Poulsbo.  

Appointed to the Kitsap County Superior Court Bench in 1994, Judge Roof has been re-elected for subsequent terms.  Judge Roof  was instrumental in implementing the Kitsap County Adult Drug Court Program and has presided over it since 1998.  Drug Court is a treatment based program for adults who are charged with certain felony crimes and facing criminal prosecution.  It offers non-traditional and individualized treatment for chemical dependency as an alternative to criminal prosecution and features a team approach to rigorous treatment, coordinated with intensive supervision, random drug and alcohol testing, regular and frequent court appearances and educational opportunities.  The Kitsap County Adult Drug Court has become a Mentor Court with the U.S. Department of Justice. 

Judge Roof currently serves as the Assistant Presiding Judge for the Kitsap County Superior Court Bench.  

Judge Roof's  Law Clerk:
Marcus Hauer 360-337-4465


Last Updated:  July 15, 2015


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