Freedom from abuse and neglect

In 2014, people found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (“NGRI”) and sent to the state psychiatric hospitals for treatment brought a lawsuit against the Department of Social and Health Services (“DSHS”). Ross v. Inslee, No. CV-14-00130-TOR (E.D. Wash., 2014). The named plaintiffs are six...
The Colorado Child Safety Coalition released an extensive new report and video, March 2, uncovering extensive use of dangerous practices regularly used by the Division of Youth Correction Services against youth in the state’s juvenile facilities.
Recently, Thomas Andres was arrested in the Tri-Cities area while experiencing a mental health crisis. His mother told a news reporter that she had reached out to the crisis center two times prior to his arrest. This news comes one year after Marc Moreno’s death, and this week, on March 14, he...
by Andy JonesFebruary 6, 2017
  by Andy JonesJanuary 24, 2017 Chester Maples, a then 34-year-old man with developmental disabilities, resided at the Verdant Vista Nursing Facility. In 2009, he committed suicide by inhaling the contents of a fire extinguisher. Earlier that same month he had made two other attempts to end his...

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