The Washington reentry program and assistance page is a big work in progress. We try to keep our eyes out for more programs to add to the page. If your Washington reentry program is not listed here, please contact us if you would like it to be. Your program will be reviewed as soon as possible once we receive it. If we feel that it is a good addition to our Washington reentry programs page, we will add it.
Also, please contact us if there are any issues with a Washington reentry program that is listed here. We do try to keep this page as up to date as possible, but we’re not perfect. Sometimes we do miss things, and appreciate them being pointed out to us. We will fix issues as soon as we find them or they are brought to our attention.
If you are looking for information on voting with a felony in Washington, please look on our Voting Rights page. That page has a list of all 50 states’ laws regarding ex-offender voting rights.[line]
Washington Reentry Programs and Assistance
ACLU of Washington – They provide legal solutions and resources to people with criminal records.
The STAR Project – STAR is a non-profit 501c3 based out of Walla Walla, WA. They help people being released from incarceration with tools to reintegrate back into their communities.
Pioneer Human Services – Pioneer provides a series of residential solutions for ex-offenders in Washington state.
New Connections – A reentry service that provides safe housing to returning women.
Seattle Goodwill – Goodwill of Seattle offers a large amount of programs that ex-offenders can take advantage of.
4People – This site is an online directory of offender & ex-offender resources for the state of Washington. It is broken down by county, and has a lot of helpful information and services.
The Opportunity Council – This is a non-profit community action agency that works with low income families and the homeless. Returning citizens can benefit from their services a lot.[line] [gap size=”20px”] [line]
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This Washington Reentry Programs page was last updated on 8/24/2016.[line] [gap size=”10px”]
I am desperately seeking help to have a bit of a bigger voice in the realm of transitioning inmates and reentry programs. It seems to me that there is a true lack of mandated resources/information to help both the ex-offender and families during this transition period. The whole process feels doomed to fail and these inmates have huge chances to be thrown right back in because of it. My family and I are currently going through a tough/long battle with this kind of issue and it has driven me to the point of having an overwhelming need to act and do something about it. I am wondering if you would be willing to discuss further and be a point of guidance for me? I greatly appreciate any help and consideration on this, and wish you all the best. Thank you for the work you do and never give up!
Washington State is sorely lacking in reentry resources. I recommend that guys getting released, to start looking for a job asap by completing their resume and working on getting their driver’s license. I have prepared a “Re Entry Handbook for Washington Offenders” that covers a number of issues that should be addressed. As an ex-offender myself, I seem to be the “underground” contact for guys getting released. Other State and local agencies seem to place more barriers on employment and housing issues than helping a guy out. Each reentry is unique and a plan needs to be tailored made to the individual. If I can assist any individuals getting released to Clark, Cowlitz, or Lewis Counties, I would be more than happy to assist.