Discover more about our recent advocacy and the communities we fight for through our latest blog posts and media releases.
Media Release: Governor Inslee signs bill protecting people in for-profit detention
May 10, 2023, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill to create stronger health and safety protections for people detained in private prisons in the state. House Bill (HB) 1470, sponsored by Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self (D-21), requires the state's Department of...
Media Release: Governor signs bill protecting renters from unfair charges
Governor Inslee signs HB 1074, providing renters protection from unfair charges.
To our community of support
If you are planning to GIVE BIG this week, we hope you’ll include CLS in your generosity.
2023 Imagine Justice Sponsorship
Thank you for supporting our vision for a more equitable and relational sponsorship model with universal benefits. We can’t wait to celebrate Imagine Justice Week September 18th - 21st with our friends and partners around the state! Printable 2023 Imagine Justice...
Judge rules Kittitas County Jail cannot make poor people pay for medical care
Judge issued a summary judgment order in favor of person who was given thousands of dollars in medical debt after becoming ill while detained at Kittitas County Corrections Center.
Braam v. Washington – History of the Case
The start of the caseA substantive due process right to adequate careThe 2004 Settlement AgreementThe Panel’s Professional Standards and 2006 and 2008 Implementation PlansThe 2008 Enforcement ActionThe 2011 Revised Settlement and Exit AgreementThe Disbanding the...
2023 Imagine Justice Youth Art Celebration & Contest
We are thrilled to announce we are now accepting entries to the 2023 Imagine Justice Youth Art Celebration & Contest!
Celebración y Concurso de Arte Juvenil de Imagina la Justicia 2023
¡Estamos encantados de anunciar que ahora estamos aceptando inscripciones para la Celebración y Concurso de Arte Juvenil de Imagina la Justicia 2023!
Ta’afulisia v. Dept of Children, Youth & Families – Petition for Judicial Review
Legislative Update #4: Spotlight on Protecting Renters
Session Update! CLS advocates are working hard to advance racial and economic equity in Washington this legislative session. Here's an update from week eight:FEATURED BILL Protecting Tenants from Unfair Rental Debt: HB 1074 We are thrilled that a bill to protect...
Actualidad legislativa #4: Enfoque en la Protección de los Inquilinos
¡Últimas noticias de la sesión! Los abogados de CLS están trabajando duro para impulsar la equidad racial y económica en Washington en esta sesión legislativa. A continuación, una actualización de la octava semana:PROYECTO DE LEY DE INTERÉS Protección de los...
Spotlight on Unemployment Protections for all Immigrant Workers
Session Update! CLS advocates are working hard to advance racial and economic equity in Washington this legislative session. Here's an update from week six:FEATURED BILL Unemployment protection for excluded immigrant workers: SB 5109 (Saldaña) and HB 1095...