On November 5, Assistant Monitor Ron Ward and Deputy Director Matthew Barge participated in a community forum at Columbia Legal Services. They spoke about the current status of the Consent Decree and engaged in a question-and-answer session with assembled attendees, which included a diverse set of legal practitioners, social service providers, and advocates. Monitor Merrick Bobb delivered remarks by video.
The even was also simulcast and streamed on-line to allow the participation of individuals from across Washington.
The Monitoring Team thanks Columbia Legal Services for their warm hospitality and engagement.