In January 2021, plaintiffs filed a lawsuit on behalf of children in foster care to address their placement and treatment needs, and in particular, children with behavioral health and developmental disabilities. A Settlement Agreement was reached on June 6, 2022. If you are in foster care, are caring for a foster child, or want to learn more about this Settlement Agreement, please read the “Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement.”
For additional information, you can go to the Disability Rights Washington website at: https://www.disabilityrightswa.org/cases/d-s-v-washington-state-department-of-children-youth-and-families and the National Center for Youth Law website at: https://youthlaw.org/settlement-ds-v-washington-state-dcyf
You can also contact Disability Rights Washington directly by email or phone at DSSettlement@dr-wa.org and 1-800-562-2702.