Seattle Regional Coordinator
PO Box 8296
Port Orchard, Washington 98366
Judy Dutcher is the Washington Regional Coordinator for Bridges To Life in the Seattle area. She coordinates projects at the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor, the Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women in Belfair, and the Washington State Reformatory and Twin Rivers Unit at the Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe.
In December 1989, Judy's 13-year-old daughter, Kelly Brumbelow, was brutally murdered by their 12-year-old next door neighbor. In 1991, Judy first started sharing her victim impact story with incarcerated youth in Texas. In 1995, she began taking her message into the adult prisons by joining forces with the TDCJ Victims Services Division. When Bridges To Life was founded, Judy volunteered in the Halbert and Kyle units near her home in Austin until she moved to Washington in 2009.
After moving away, Judy stayed very homesick for Texas. In early 2014, she realized that her involvement in Bridges To Life was what she missed the most. She reached out to Executive Director, John Sage, to began the process of introducing Bridges To Life to the Washington Department of Corrections.
Judy conducted pilot programs in two women's prisons in the fall and winter of 2014. In early 2015, she expanded the program to include men's prisons. She is very excited to be working with Bridges to Life again in this new role.