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Meet The Seattle Veterans Treatment Court Staff

Honorable Steve Rosen, VTC Judge
Seattle Municipal Court

Judge Steve Rosen has been on the Seattle Municipal Court bench since January of 2011.

Kevin Devine, LICSW
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Veterans Justice Outreach Coordinator

Kevin Devine is a clinical social worker who has worked for the last 11 years as a mental health clinician at VA Puget Sound in the PTSD Outpatient Clinic and the Addiction Treatment Center. He is currently the Veterans Justice Outreach Coordinator, working with justice-involved Veterans and serving as a liaison between various criminal justice entities (courts, local jails, law enforcement) and VA mental health treatment services.

Scott Swaim
Milspec Advisory Group

Scott Swaim is a US Air Force, Gulf War Veteran, and licensed mental health therapist with over 20 years experience. He is the CEO of Milspec Advisory Group, a consulting and service agency focusing on providing culturally competent services to military members, veterans and their families. He is the author of the Quikseries guide on Military and Veterans Culture and member of the joint Department of Defense/Veterans Affairs workgroup on Military Culture training. He is the supervisor of the Veterans Court Liaison for Seattle Veterans Treatment Court and Regional Veterans Court.

Bob Wilson
Milspec Advisory Group

Bob Wilson is a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer and a Gulf War Veteran. During his 20 years in the Navy, Bob served in various public affairs positions and was also a member of Combat Camera Group Pacific. For the past ten years, Bob has worked at various mental health and chemical dependency agencies. He most recently worked with Offenders with co-occurring mental health and chemical dependency disorders. Bob earned his bachelor's degree in Sociology from Regents College, New York, and his masters degree in School Counseling from City University, Bellevue.

Burns Petersen, Associated Counsel for the Accused
Supervising Attorney, Defense Attorney Veterans Court

Burns Petersen is a supervising attorney in Seattle Municipal Court (SMC) for the public defense firm Associated Counsel for the Accused. He has been involved in the development and implementation of Veterans Treatment Court and is currently the lead defense attorney for veterans engaged in the court. His responsibilities also include supervising a team of trial attorneys in Seattle Municipal Court, and co-supervision of the defense teams in the SMC Mental Health Court and the King County Regional Mental Health Court. Burns has over 25 years experience as a public defender. He obtained a B.A. at Michigan State University, a M.A. from the University of Washington, and his J.D. from Seattle University.

Marcus Naylor, Northwest Defender Association
Supervising Attorney, Defense Attorney Veterans Court

Marcus Naylor has represented defendants in Seattle Municipal, King County District, Juvenile and Superior courts. He previously supervised the District Court and Felony Units. Marcus has volunteered on the Judicial Evaluation Committee and Organized Retail Crimes Task Force. Marcus received his J.D from Seattle University School of Law.

Troy Janet
Seattle Municipal Court Probation Division

Troy Janet is a Probation Counselor for Seattle Municipal Court's Probation Division. Prior to joining the City of Seattle, Troy worked as a CPS investigator for Washington State Department of Social & Health Services. Prior to CPS, Troy was a Community Corrections Officer for Washington State in various King County offices for 4 years. Troy was born and raised in the Seattle area and received his BA from Central Washington University in Sociology.

Brad T. Nonaka
Seattle Municipal Court Probation Division

Brad Nonaka is a Probation Counselor for Seattle Municipal Court's Probation Division. Prior to joining the City of Seattle, Brad worked as a Community Corrections Officer for the Washington State Department of Corrections. While with DOC, he spent his last 6 years of his time in a state work release assisting offenders transition from prison back into the community and assisted them in areas of employment, housing, release planning and treatment. Born and raised in Hawaii, Brad moved to Seattle to complete his undergraduate studies and grew to love the city he now calls home. Brad received his MA from the University of Washington in Policy Studies.

Dixon McReynolds III
WDVA, Program Manager
King County Homeless and Incarcerated Services

Chelsea Baylen, Ph.D.
King County Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services Division Veterans Justice Coordinator

Chelsea Baylen is a clinical psychologist who worked for the last 7 years at the VA, providing mental health treatment and addiction services at the VHA for 2 of those years, and participating in adjudication of VA disability compensation claims at the VBA for 5 of those years. She is currently King County’s Veterans Justice Coordinator, providing systems and services coordination for veterans in the justice system and uniting the local justice system with governmental and community-based veterans service providers.

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Court Calendar

Veterans Treatment Court is held on Tuesdays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm in courtroom 902.

Referral Process


Requests to enter this program should be made in writing to the VTC Liaison (Bob Wilson or Scott Swaim) using the designated referral forms below. All documents are in .pdf format.




Meet the team

Contact Information

Seattle Veterans Treatment Court

Robert White, Chief Clerk
    Veterans Treatment Court
600 5th Ave
PO Box 34987
Seattle, Wa 98104-4987

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TTY phone: 206-684-5210
FAX: 206-233-0056