Public Policy, Advocacy and Legislative Links
We believe that since schools are the first civic institution many young people interact with as stakeholders, they should teach students how to meaningfully engage in the democratic process. Through direct civic action, students should have a more powerful voice to combat educational inequity. We envision an education system where students and adults work as partners to create meaningful change in their schools and communities. Through committed youth-adult partnerships, we cultivate a shared commitment to creating more equitable social outcomes.
Washington State Links/Info
Disability Rights Washington (DRW)
December 2021 - DRW Recent Update on Civil Commitment
Link to the report.
September 2022 Update: DRW Amicus Brief highlights the risks and dangers of involuntary inpatient civil commitment.
Crisis Response Improvement Strategies Statewide Committees
December 2021 Report - Initial Assessment
Joint Legislative Audit & Review Committee (JLARC)
November 2022 Final Report - UW & Seattle Children's Consultation & Referral Lines for Mental & Behavioral Health
Washington State Legislature
WA State Institute for Public Policy
Arc of WA State Legislative Action Center
U.S. House of Representatives
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Civil Commitment and the Mental Health Care Continuum:
Historical Trends and Principles for Law and Practice
Behavioral Health Parity Playbook
Don't Deny Me - The Kennedy Forum