We are very proud of the hard work put in this session that will bring relief to some of those who most need it. We wanted to thank all of you for your support, and offer a brief review of the session.
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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’ […]
On March 13, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the Fair Chance Act, which “bans the box” asking about prior convictions on job applications in Washington. Civil Survival Executive […]
On February 28, 2018, the Washington Senate voted in favor of the Legal Financial Obligation bill, E2SHB 1783. Among other things, the bill eliminates interest accrual on the nonrestitution portions […]
On January 31, 2018 Civil Survival members testified in support of the Fair Chances in Higher Education Bill, SB6582. The bill would “ban the box” asking about prior criminal convictions […]
Tarra Simmons, Executive Director of Civil Survival, recently spoke to Eric Tegethoff from the Public News Service about a new bill, called the Fair Chance Act, proposing a statewide Ban […]