In Washington, much like many other states in the country, it's only possible for an individual to purchase a firearm through a licensed dealer. Any prospective buyer must successfully pass a background check before being allowed to buy a gun.
On July 28, 2019, the New Hope Act altered the laws in Washington State that allow people convicted of crimes to vacate those convictions. Details on this new law and the actual text can be found here. So what does this act change?
The Spokane Therapeutic Courts Foundation was formed in 2012 in an effort to give those battling drug addiction and mental-health challenges the opportunity to enter into a court supervised treatment program. Currently, there are 83 therapeutic courts throughout Washington State. These include the Adult Drug Court, Juvenile Drug Court, Family Treatment Courts, Mental Health Courts, DUI and/or DV Courts, and the Veterans Courts. These various courts are located in multiple counties across Washington State. A list and description of these courts can be found here.