Case Support

Accessing Community Supports


Supports for Kids and Parents

Kid Support

This external link to a Partnerships  for Action, Voices for Empowerment (PAVE) webpage

This external link to a DSHS webpage for Children with an Incarcerated Parent.  

This external link to a Washington’s Mental Health Referral Service for Children and Teens connects patients and families with evidence-supported outpatient mental health services in their community. This free, telephone-based referral service is funded by Washington Healthcare Authority and operated by Seattle Children’s.

Parent Support

Washington State Parent Ally Committee (WSPAC) 

The Washington State Parent Ally Committee (WSPAC) is an association of Parent Allies, who have successfully navigated the child welfare system, who collaborate to improve outcomes for families entering that system. The Washington State Parent Ally Committee mission is to maintain and/or safely reunite children with their birth parents or relatives.

Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project (IMAP)

IMAP is a coalition of law students, attorneys, social service providers, and formerly incarcerated women who seek to change the rights afforded incarcerated and previously incarcerated women in Washington.    To get involved with IMAP, please contact Erika Pablo-Koche at

Legal Organizations

Columbia Legal Services(CLS)

A non-profit organization representing people confined in Washington’s institutions. CLS now focuses on serving people whose access to free legal services is restricted, due to institutionalized or immigration status.   They also produced this memorandum containing a list of legal resources for people living in institutions across WA State.


Disability Rights Washington

A non-profit organization protecting the rights of people with disabilities living inside institutions or outside in community statewide, including free services to people with disabilities.


Legal Voice

Legal Voice advances the legal rights of women, girls, and LGBTQ people through ground-breaking lawsuits, legislative advocacy, and legal education materials.    Legal Voice provides tools and resources for  women and girls in need of legal services, including resources for incarcerated women and girls.


Reentry Services Legal Aid

The founders of Revive Center for Returning Citizens began organizing justice-involved populations in 2013 as a grassroots policy advocacy group called “I Did the Time”. After working hand in hand with peers, members of this group began to identify the common struggles among citizens who were returning to society from jails, institutions, and prisons. “Re-entry is a process, not a program.”


The RISE Project at Northwest Justice Project

The Reentry Initiated through Services and Education provides family law-related legal services to formerly incarcerated mothers. RISE can assist with parenting plans, non-parental custody, dissolution, domestic violence orders, and open adoption issues.   Mothers seeking support must be income eligible for legal services and other restrictions may apply.  Contact Northwest Justice Project at the CLEAR line to screen for eligibility.


Spokane Dream Center Legal Clinic

The Legal Clinic at Spokane Dream Center provides free, limited legal counsel for those in the Spokane area who cannot afford to hire an attorney. Although they are not able to represent anyone in court, they are able to give legal advice, as well as referral to attorneys in the area.


The Way to Justice

Empowering the community through advocacy and access.  The Way to Justice is a community law firm led and created by women of color. Through direct representation, impact litigation, policy reform, and advocacy work, we address the barriers facing individuals who have been negatively impacted by our justice system.

Educational Organizations

Seattle Public Library

Along with local organizations, The Seattle Public Library offers court-involved individuals—and their families—information and resources to help during and after incarceration. They have also compiled the following program resources (reading lists and audio recordings).


University Beyond Bars

University Beyond Bars (UBB) provides higher education to people behind bars to fulfill the potential of those our society has imprisoned and to transform them into productive, contributing citizens. It works to create a cooperative learning community inside Washington State prisons where all experience is valued and the benefits of higher education are made available to all who desire them.


Huskies for Opportunities in Prison Education (H.O.P.E.)

A group at the University of Washington promoting improved educational opportunity for incarcerated students. They have created shared learning environments (like an Honors seminar attended by incarcerated and non-incarcerated students at the Monroe Correctional Complex) and organize community events focused on ending the school to prison pipeline.