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Rep. Rude's bill passes House unanimously


February 20, 2020

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Rep. Skyler Rude

OLYMPIA-A bill that would extend peer support services for staff working within the Department of Corrections was unanimously approved by the state House of Representatives on Thursday, Feb. 13.

House Bill 2762 was introduced by Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla.

Department of Corrections (DOC) staff face many of the same challenges that their law enforcement peers face when responding to critical incidents. Peer counseling programs provide an important avenue for processing these experiences.

"Peer-to-peer counseling programs are an important resource for correctional staff who face higher...

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