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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