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Adjunct FacultyCriminal Justice
Fred Bonner is a graduate of the University of Washington
where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1974.
He also earned his Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Sociology from Wiley College
in Marshall, Texas.
Fred Bonner has been serving on the Seattle Municipal Court Bench since 1989 and
has completed two terms as Presiding Judge.
He is serving his third term as Presiding Judge, which runs from January
2011 to December 2012. He serves on the
Board for the Big Brothers of King County and the East Madison YMCA.
upon successful collaboration, Judge Bonner has given the Seattle community a
voice in criminal justice policy, and has gained funding support for further
development of thoughtful new approaches to criminal justice processes. Judge
Bonner created the first Community Court in Washington State; implemented a
Municipal Court Day Reporting Center to hold low level offenders accountable,
while reducing unnecessary incarceration costs; established a Court Resource
Center to help offenders fulfill their court obligations by addressing the
underlying issues driving repeat criminal behavior (untreated alcohol and drug
addiction, mental illnesses, unemployment, and poverty); and, partnering with
the award winning Children’s Home Society of Washington, instituted the second
court-based childcare in Washington State. These programs have proven to be
more effective than traditional criminal justice processes in addressing the
criminal behaviors and social service needs of “high system users” – offenders,
who do not pose a public safety risk, yet repeatedly commit low-level offenses
and use inordinate amounts of jail, hospital emergency room, sobering and
detoxification center, and other social service resources.
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