Judges Assistance

The Arizona Judges Assistance Program assists members of the Arizona judiciary who may have encountered emotional, behavioral, substance abuse, or gambling problems that affect their well-being and professional performance.

This program is in place to uphold the public's trust and confidence in the Bench and Bar by initiating early intervention for judges in need of help.

The Judges Assistance Program provides free, confidential, peer support with these and other issues that may be affecting you or a judge you may know:

  • Depression
  • Stress and Burnout
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Marital and Family Relationships
  • Gambling
  • Career Concerns
  • Work Life Balance

Maintaining the Utmost Confidentiality

Because of the sensitive nature of personal issues, Arizona has adopted Ethical Rule 8.3(c) that ensures privacy of program participants.

Get Help by Making a Call 

The following active or retired judges have agreed to be contacted should a judge require assistance:

Hon. Charles Gurtler 928.758.0726
Hon. Robert Gottsfield 602.506.7840
Mr. Robert VanWyck 928.853.9991
Hon. Charles Adams 928.679.7575
Hon. William Sargeant 480.272.2643
Hon. Jeanne Garcia 602.372.0609

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