Tuesday, March 26th @ 7.30pm
Join Rooted in Rights at The Collective (400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA) at 7:30pm for a special event on changing Washington’s mental health system. Each year, thousands of people with disabilities, especially mental illness, sit for weeks and even months in jails across the state waiting for competency evaluation and restoration services, which often leads to deterioration in the person’s mental health. On December 11, 2018, a federal judge approved a settlement in a class action lawsuit known as Trueblood, addressing these delays. Trueblood should transform the way people with mental illness interact with our criminal justice and mental health systems, while also emphasizing arrest diversion and community- based supports for people with mental illness. Learn about the history of the lawsuit and its future impact on Washington’s mental health system.