Discover more about our recent advocacy and the communities we fight for through our latest blog posts and media releases.
Message from Janet Chung, Columbia Legal Services Advocacy Director, regarding our advocacy.
Governor signs bill allowing workers in most industries to use “wage liens” to ensure they get paid for their work
Recipients of state funds can now use those funds to provide legal assistance to undocumented immigrants
HB 1525 protects low-income Washingtonians in collection
House Bill 1090 prohibits private, for-profit companies from operating detention facilities in Washington State
Suit seeks appointment of a Special Master to oversee compliance, as well as monetary damages for three youth harmed by unconstitutional restraint.
Incarcerated youth filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Children, Youth & Families, demanding an end to the practice of handcuffing children and youth in solitary confinement.
Demanda exige que el DCYF ponga fin a la práctica de esposar a los niños y jóvenes en régimen de aislamiento
La demanda solicita el nombramiento de un juez especial para supervisar el cumplimiento, y una indemnización por daños y perjuicios para tres jóvenes perjudicados por la restricción inconstitucional
A list of general questions for people in DOC custody, and their family, discussing Columbia Legal Services’ recently filed lawsuit.