WA organizations led by formerly incarcerated individuals
The mandate of Civil Survival is to change policy by educating a broader and more diverse voter base. By engaging individuals who are focused on changing one big personal issue, we create social and political change.
I Did the Time supports individuals and families who are working to overcome barriers associated with past offenses with political advocacy and organizing.
Other WA community organizations
4People‘s mission is connecting people to resources and opportunities. 4People provides fast, quick lists of resources and services in each county.
This organization is “a collaboration of law enforcement, currently and previously incarcerated adults and community partners focused on intervention, prevention and reduction in incarceration and recidivism. Their work is built upon–and inspired by–people sharing their personal experiences surrounding the issues of incarceration. This project is based on the question: If there was something someone could have said or done that would have changed the path that led you here, what would it have been?”
WA Organizations with Re-Entry Guides and Resources
Along with local organizations, The Seattle Public Library (SPL) offers court-involved individuals—and their families—information and resources to help during and after incarceration. SPL has also compiled programs, discussions, and resource lists related to criminal justice and the impact of incarceration, including audio recordings.
Other Community Legal Organizations
This Spokane-based legal organization offers many programs including legal services, like Getting My License Back, Clearing My Record, A Housing Dispute or Homelessness, Debt Collectors & Sales Scams, Prisoners’ Rights, Protecting My Neighborhood & Environment, Legal Financial Obligations (LFOs), and Restoring My Voting Rights.
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.