Washington courts are locking up people for being poor. A report by CLS and the ACLU of Washington describes how the burden of court-mandated fines and fees leads to poverty, and frequently, jail time. More
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Foreclosure Working Group: Foreclosure rates soared in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, affecting countless Washington residents. The Foreclosure Working Group advocates for policy reforms and employs litigation to help families keep their homes. More
1983-present: CLS and its predecessor organizations have been making a deep impact on the provision of safety net programs in Washington State for decades. Our advocacy enhanced and preserved access to public assistance for our state's poorest. More