REJI Partners convene regularly for ongoing learning opportunities and to support each other in living out their commitments to further racial justice and equity. The following organizations, alliances, and individuals have signed on to the Race Equity & Justice Commitments:
The Black Alliance of Thurston County comes together to undo institutional and structural racism, build power, work for systemic change, and call for legislative reform, including greater diversity in the legislature.
Center for Justice advocates for a just and equitable Spokane by providing civil legal services and advocating for regional ecosystem health, human and civil rights, and government accountability.
Columbia Legal Services seeks to achieve social and economic justice for all, using policy reform, litigation, and innovative partnerships to reveal and end actions that harm the communities they serve.
Eastside Legal Assistance Program is a non-profit organization dedicated to making the legal system more accessible to those most in need by providing free, high quality, civil legal services to low-income residents of East King County, and domestic violence legal aid to residents throughout King County.
The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office represents the state and the county in criminal matters in the King County District and Superior Courts, the state and federal courts of appeal, and the Washington and U.S. Supreme Courts, and serves as legal counsel to King County offices.
The Legal Foundation of Washington invests in programs and strategies that make our state a fair and just place to live.
Legal Voice is a progressive feminist organization using the power of the law to make positive change for women and girls in the Northwest. They dismantle sexism and gender oppression through ground-breaking litigation, legislative advocacy, and community education.
The Northwest Justice Project, a dynamic statewide law firm providing free legal services, secures justice through high quality legal advocacy that promotes the long-term well-being of low-income individuals, families, and communities.
The Washington State Office of Civil Legal Aid and the bipartisan Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee, appointed by the Legislature, work with the judicial branch and the Access to Justice Board to ensure justice for low income residents of Washington State through the funding and oversight of state-funded civil legal aid services.
Seattle Community Law Center provides accessible legal advocacy to people living with physical and mental disabilities so that they may obtain the resources necessary to overcome barriers to financial and medical stability.
TeamChild uses its legal expertise and community partnerships to break down barriers to community services in order to overcome the root causes of a youth’s involvement in the juvenile justice system.
University Legal Assistance provides free legal assistance to low-income individuals through teams of law students under the direct supervision of attorneys.The Washington Defender Association is the voice of the public defense community, providing support for zealous and high quality legal representation by advocating for change, educating defenders, and collaborating with other justice system stakeholders and the broader community to bring about just solutions.
The mission of the Washington State Human Rights Commission is to prevent and eliminate discrimination through the fair application of the law, the efficient use of resources, and the establishment of productive partnerships in the community.
The Washington State Access to Justice Board, established by the Washington Supreme Court, works to coordinate access to justice efforts and ensure that those facing economic and other significant barriers are able to access civil justice.
The mission of the Washington State Office of Public Defense is to implement the constitutional and statutory guarantees of counsel and to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of indigent defense services funded by the state. Established by the Legislature in 1996, OPD is an independent agency of the judicial branch.
The Washington State Pro Bono Council is a convening body to represent and advocate for the network of seventeen (17) individual Volunteer Lawyer Programs (VLPs) in Washington. The VLPs provide free, high quality, efficient, and innovative civil legal assistance to low income people through the recruitment, training, supervision, and
support of volunteer lawyers.
Wayfind improves the quality of life in Washington communities by providing access to free business legal services for nonprofits and microenterprises.