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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 (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.
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.