Launching the First State Plan Collaboratory

Implementation of the State Plan is underway! Organizations in the Alliance for Equal Justice are working on implementing various strategies outlined in the State Plan. To support the Alliance and advance the goals of the State Plan, the Access to …

Civil Rights Lawsuit Challenges Tukwila Police Officers’ Response to Tukwila Resident who Called Police Seeking Help

Northwest Immigrant Rights LogoOn March 21, 2018, Wilson Rodriguez filed a lawsuit in federal district court against four Tukwila Police officers and the City of Tukwila. The lawsuit alleges that the Tukwila Police officers violated Mr. Rodriguez’s Fourth Amendment rights when they arrested …

Chief Seattle Club to Receive First Annual Equity Award for Service to the Native Community

Seattle Community Law Center LogoSeattle Community Law Center (SCLC) is honored to present its first annual Equity Award to the Chief Seattle Club for long standing service to Seattle’s Native community. The award recognizes an SCLC partner organization that demonstrates a strong commitment to …

Count Us In 2018

By Alex Strout, Intern, Equal Justice Coalition and MSW Candidate

Last month, on a cold night between 2a.m. and 6a.m., I joined more than a thousand volunteers in King County to participate in the annual Point In Time Count. …

JustLead Washington Celebrates a Five Year Milestone for the Leadership Academy

Just Lead logo, blocks of collor with the text toward equity and justice

JustLead Washington is pleased to announce our 2018 Leadership Academy Fellows, who join the Leadership Academy in its 5th anniversary year. The 30 new Fellows join a growing network of 114 community leaders committed to advancing equity and justice in …

ATJ Board Continues to Support Net Neutrality

As the debate over net neutrality continues, the ATJ Board’s Technology Committee continues to keep a close eye on developments in order to advocate for a free and open Internet. Net neutrality is critical to providing equal access to …

ATJ Board Member Michelle Lucas Shares Her Thoughts on the New Access to Justice Board Priorities

By Michelle Lucas, Sexual Violence Legal Services of the YWCA

Michelle Lucas headshotIn pursuit of the Access to Justice Board’s mission to ensure equal access to the justice system for people facing significant barriers, every two years we re-evaluate our priorities and …