Year Elected: 2001
Administrative Aide: Stephanie Nichols
Court Reporter: Jennifer Redd, CSR
Biography: Timothy H. Henderson is a District Court Judge for the 18th Judicial District in Sedgwick County, Kansas. Judge Henderson attended the University of Kansas and graduated with a BA in 1985. He attended Washburn School of Law and graduated with a JD with Dean's Honors in 1989. He was an Assistant District Attorney in Shawnee County until he took a position with the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) in 1992. Judge Henderson was an Area Attorney for the Emporia SRS Area office until he became Chief Counsel for the Wichita SRS office in 1997. While an Assistant District Attorney, he founded Project Safe Talk where children who have been abused can be interviewed in a safe child friendly environment. Judge Henderson has also twice drafted legislation that provides greater protection to children in Kansas. Judge Henderson has also presented at the Governor's Conference on Child Abuse on multiple occasions as well as numerous conferences for the Kansas Bar Association, Kansas Legal Services, The University of Kansas and Lutheran Social Services. He also was a presenter at the 1996 National Conference on Abuse and Neglect. Since his election to the bench in 2000, Judge Henderson has served in the Juvenile Division of the District Court hearing both Juvenile Offender as well as Child In Need of Care cases. Judge Henderson and his wife Ann have three children and reside in Wichita.
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