Reentry Advocacy Workshop in Bremerton

In partnership with Olympic College, Saturday, October 19th, we (the Civil Survival Project) held one of our Reentry Advocacy Workshops in Bremerton. A room of formerly incarcerated people, allies and three elected officials made space to talk and unpack how barriers...

Civil Survival attends FREE HER conference

The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls hosted the “FREE HER” conference in Montgomery, Alabama. Hundreds of people (from all genders) attended the event on October 4-6, including staff of Civil Survival. In Montgomery, staff...

LFO Reconsideration Day in Pierce County

It is estimated that 700 people in Pierce County with Legal Financial Obligations (LFOs) which are fines and fees incurred through courts, were able to reduce or eliminate a total of thousands, if not millions of dollars. This was the second “LFO Reconsideration Day”...

New Hope Act Clears Criminal Records

New Hope Act makes way for thousands to clear criminal records. See media coverage: Kitsap Sun – New state law takes effect Sunday giving people with criminal records ‘New Hope’ The Olympian – Washington state law to clear criminal records...

Civil Survival Receives Making Democracy Work Award

Civil Survival was recently honored by the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County with its 2019 Making Democracy Work Award. The award recognizes organizations and individuals who raise their voices to promote democracy and civil discourse in King County. The...

Civil Survival Hosts Successful Workshop in Kent

On December 15, Civil Survival hosted its third full-day Workshop for 2018 at Highline College in Kent. Over 30 people attended, including three local elected officials. Our Workshops are designed to fulfill our mission to organize people who have been directly...