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2013 Archived Press Releases

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December 19, 2013
Private, public assistance information may have gone to wrong addresses


November 21, 2013
Computer system saves state $2 million


November 13, 2013
Finding family: Foster children will join new families Nov. 15-23 during National Adoption Day celebrations


November 01, 2013
Washington State Expands Funding for Intensive Mental Health Services


October 16, 2013
State Criminal Street Gang Prevention and Intervention funds awarded to three communities


September 19, 2013
Food assistance bonus to end November 1


September 12, 2013
Large Public Records Act judgment against DSHS overturned


August 30, 2013
DSHS, HCA, and Plaintiffs announce settlement of lawsuit targeting children's mental health services


August 23, 2013
Green Hill School gets LEED Silver Certification


July 25, 2013
Longtime health care executive chosen to head Eastern State Hospital


July 24, 2013
DSHS announces promotion of Bill Moss


July 16, 2013
Telecommunication Updates


June 24, 2013
Family Reunification Day celebrates children's return home


May 31, 2013
Home alone: When can you safely leave children by themselves?


May 23, 2013
Help your teens have graduation night to remember, not regret


May 21, 2013
Sounders and Seahawks license plate sales benefit children


May 20, 2013
DSHS removes troubled teens from three New Vision facilities


May 01, 2013
DSHS solidifies two key leadership roles


April 23, 2013
News media urged to remind public to call EndHarm to report abuse of vulnerable adults


April 10, 2013
Colville Confederated Tribes Project Receives Federal Title II Funds to Address Juvenile Justice Diversion and Behavioral Health Services to Minority Youth


March 29, 2013
Stolen laptop contained information about DSHS clients


March 25, 2013
Jury unable to reach a verdict in DSHS custody case


March 15, 2013
State settles lawsuit by victim of sexual abuse at mental health facility


March 12, 2013
Eastern State Hospital granted contingent accreditation


February 28, 2013
Study shows volunteer mentors have positive impacts on at-risk youth


February 21, 2013
Yakima man impersonates dead man to get DSHS benefits


February 08, 2013
DSHS announces major leadership reorganization


February 05, 2013
Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Assessment Report Released for Washington State


February 04, 2013
New leadership and emphasis for Children's Administration


January 31, 2013
Two projects receive Federal Title II funds to help youth reenter community from detention