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.
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.
4People‘s mission is connecting people to resources and opportunities. 4People provides fast, quick lists of resources and services in each county.
This local non-profit connects community members willing to support incarcerated people and their families, with numerous and varied chances for participation in prison programs.
This organization is for felons in search of employment, by visiting Jobs For Felons Hub, we know that you’re struggling to find employment.
The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle (ULMS) was established in 1929 and incorporated in 1936 to become one of approximately 100 affiliates of the National Urban League (NUL) www.nul.org. ULMS’s vision is equity for all; its mission is to empower African Americans and underserved communities to thrive by securing educational and economic opportunities.
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.