8
Mar

What’s Going On With Trueblood?

At one time or another over last several years we have all heard someone reference the Trueblood case (Trueblood v. DSHS, 101 F. Supp. 3d 1010 (W.D. Wash. 2015). In Washington state, there is what many are referring to as a mental health crisis. The demand for mental health services is much greater than what is available in the community

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1
Mar

Criminal Justice Treatment Account Funds Swept Again

By the late 1980s, unprecedented numbers of individuals with substance use disorders were clogging up the criminal justice system. The rising costs of arrests, prosecutions, and prison sentences for these individuals was not only very expensive, but also found to be largely ineffective in combatting substance use. In response, drug courts were authorized in statute in Washington in 1999 and today

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22
Feb

Pretrial Reform Task Force

WSAC participated on Washington’s Pretrial Reform Task Force that was convened by the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission, the Superior Court Judges’ Association, and the District and Municipal Court Judges’ Association in June 2017. There were more than 55 members on this Task Force who met over an 18-month period. The Task Force examined current pretrial practices in Washington

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17
Feb

Get Marijuana Delivered to Your Front Door

Representative Kirby wants to allow for the delivery of marijuana to those age 21 or over. In his bill, HB 1358, he creates a marijuana delivery endorsement for marijuana retailers. Orders for marijuana products can be made by phone or over the internet so long as the person ordering the marijuana is at least 21 years of age and the delivery

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