On December 11, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge Marsha J. Pechman approved a settlement agreement in the AB vs DSHS (Trueblood) class action lawsuit.   The agreement improves the competency evaluation and restoration services system, but also emphasizes arrest diversion and community-based supports for people with mental illness.


Pictured here is a former class member at the fairness hearing for the settlement agreement on December 11, 2018.”