We're hitting the big screen at the Social Justice Film Festival!

Our Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities Project's short documentary On the Outs: Reentry for Inmates with Disabilities is an official selection for the upcoming Social Justice Film Festival. This year, the theme of the Social Justice Film Festival is "The #Resistance," and will present special evenings devoted to climate change, immigration, and Black Lives Matter. Disability rights, prisoner justice, Native American rights, austerity, campaigns for peace, and animal rescue are only a few of the other subjects in the wide-ranging six-day festival.

Leaders to be awarded for breaking barriers to advance disability rights

SEATTLE – Disability Rights Washington (DRW) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 Breaking Barriers Awards. These awards honor a business, an elected official or public servant, and an advocate with a disability for breaking barriers to advance the rights of and improve the lives of people with disabilities in Washington State.

A.B. by and through Trueblood v DSHS: Delays in Court-Ordered Competency Services

Each year, thousands of individuals are sitting for weeks and even months for competency services in jails across the state. None of these people have actually been convicted of any crime, but they are held in jails ill-equipped to meet their mental health needs even though a court has ordered that they receive competency services due to concerns with their ability to stand trial.

Keywords: "AB", "A.B.", jail delay, Trueblood

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