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August 5, 2003 -- Gov. Gary Locke Names New Office Directors

July 2, 2002 -- State’s first Family and Children’s Ombudsman is leaving her post

November 28, 2001 -- Ombudsman calls for further safety improvements following independent review of the Washington School for the Deaf.

February 7, 2000 -- Family & Children's Ombudsman urges state and community leaders to take coordinated action on chronic child neglect.

June 10, 1999 -- Family & Children's Ombudsman reports that school districts' child abuse reporting policies may violate state law.

January 27, 1999 -- State Ombudsman reports that about one-third of Washington's children involved in child abuse and neglect proceedings do not have an advocate to represent them in court.

December 23, 1998 -- Ombudsman calls for improvements in child abuse investigations following independent review of 1994-95 Wenatchee child sexual abuse cases.

January 22, 1998 -- Independent Ombudsman's office submits 1st annual report with recommendations to Governor and Legislature.

October 23, 1997 -- Independent Ombudsman's office to conduct targeted review of Wenatchee child sex abuse investigations.


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