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:
Benefits 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. We further our mission through targeted advocacy projects that help people with Social Security disability problems.
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.
By convening and partnering with parents, advocates, service providers and policymakers, Center for Children & Youth Justice develops and advances innovative approaches to systemic change to support kids, stabilize families, and strengthen communities. We work to achieve research-based, data-driven, tangible outcomes for generations of youth.
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.
Communities Rise fosters movements to build power in communities impacted by systemic oppression. To create an equitable system, we pursue cross-sector collaboration, and provide capacity building and legal services for community organizations and microenterprises.
Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Legal Aid seeks to assure justice for low income people in the civil courts. We provide access to legal help for people whose livelihood, family and wellness are threatened.
Resolution Washington, through its statewide network of 21 nonprofit Dispute Resolution Centers (DRCS), convenes individuals, organizations, and communities, empowering them with skills to work together, resolve conflict and find solutions. Our work starts with deep listening and promotes understanding, settles disputes, and heals and strengthens relationships with trauma informed approaches that strengthen access to justice.
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 Endowment for Equal Justice is on a mission to secure justice for future generations by providing a sustainable source of funding for civil legal aid in Washington. Over the last five years, the Endowment has distributed more than $3.4M to provide legal aid services to individuals and families in need.
Fair Work Center empowers workers to achieve fair employment. We are a hub for workers to understand and exercise their legal rights, improve working conditions and connect with community resources. We envision a society in which workers are treated with dignity and respect, regardless of class, gender, or race. We will work to ensure that workers are informed of their rights under the law and that employers are held accountable to labor standards.
JustLead Washington works to grow a sustainable network of community leaders who can effectively and collaboratively work toward equity and justice in Washington State.
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 Lavender Rights Projects works to advance a more just and equitable society through community organizing and providing low cost and civil legal services to Transgender, Gender non-conforming (GNC) and queer communities.
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.
Northwest Consumer Law Center is a social and economic justice organization fighting corporate abuse and civil inequities in Washington’s legal system. NWCLC is the only organization in the state focused solely on the consumer-financial legal needs of Washington families denied access to justice.
The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic 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.
The QLaw Foundation of Washington bridges the divide between the LGBTQ community and legal professionals, seeking to educate the public and the courts about LGBTQ legal issues and empower community members through informed access to the legal and judicial systems.
The QLaw Association of WA serves as a voice of LGTBQ lawyers and other legal professionals in the State of Washington on issues relating to diversity and equality in the legal profession, in the courts, and under the law.
Seattle University School of Law is committed to educating powerful advocates for justice. We recruit and support a diverse and distinguished group of students, staff, and faculty; and through our institutional policies, coursework, trainings, and experiential learning opportunities, we are working collectively to ensure that Seattle University School of Law is an affirmatively anti-racist, inclusive, and equitable environment for all.
Solid Ground works to end poverty and undo racism and other oppressions that are root causes of poverty.
The mission of Spokane Community Against Racism (SCAR) is to identify and address racial disparities through a variety of community efforts, which include education, advocacy, research, community engagement, impacting policy, and challenging existing organizations and structures.
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.
Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services (TCVLS) promotes access to justice through the coordinated efforts of trained volunteers and community partners. TCVLS provides legal clinics and limited representation to help low-income community members in Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties navigate the civil legal 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 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 Bar Association is to serve the public and the members of the Bar, to ensure the integrity of the legal profession, and to champion justice.
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 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.