Case Support

Organizations working with Incarcerated Parents

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 koche1410@gmail.com.

Legal Organizations

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.

The Institutions Project at Columbia Legal Services

A non-profit organization representing people confined in Washington’s jails, prisons, juvenile detention facilities, mental health facilities, and facilities for individuals with developmental disabilities.

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.

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.

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.