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2019 Trueblood Diversion Summit

In September of 2019, stakeholders and service providers from around Washington came together to discuss the diversion of people with mental illness from the criminal legal system. These diversion service providers are funded through A.B. v. D.S.H.S. (Trueblood) [1], a class action lawsuit that enforces a person’s constitutional right to timely competency evaluation and restoration services in a criminal case. Class members are all people waiting in jail for court-ordered competency evaluation and restoration services. Trueblood-funded diversion programs are focused on preventing people from becoming Trueblood class members. Their goal is to promote effective behavioral health treatment and services that avoid unnecessary arrest, incarceration, and prosecution. These videos are from the 2019 Trueblood diversion summit.

Trueblood Diversion Services Summit: 2019 Recap

Trueblood Diversion Services Summit: Implementing Community Based Restoration

Panel Discussion: Trueblood Class Members and Peers

Trueblood Diversion Services Summit: Class Members (Full)

Trueblood Diversion Services Summit: Class Members (Shortened)

Trueblood Diversion Services Summit: Peer Interviews (Full)

Trueblood Diversion Services Summit: Peer Interviews (Shortened)