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Our Mission: Combatting Injustice • Strengthening Communities • Protecting Human Dignity

Our Vision: "Justice for All Low-Income People in Washington"

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Welcome to the Northwest Justice Project (NJP), Washington’s publicly funded legal aid program.

Read our 2017 Annual Report to learn more about our services.

As a dynamic statewide law firm, we pursue our mission through legal advice and representation, community partnerships, and education to empower clients and combat injustice in all its forms.   

Race Equity & Justice Initiative (REJI)

NJP endorses and has signed onto the principles and commitments of the Race Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI).  More information about the initiative and useful resources and tools to facilitate individual and organizational race equity work are available at the REJI website.

Family Safety

Supreme Court recognizes harm to children exposed to domestic violence - parents can petition for Protection Orders

The scourge of family and intimate partner violence plagues every community and causes long-term physical and emotional injuries to victims and children. Despite strong legislative safeguards, judges across the state have been unwilling to grant the full protections of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act (DVPA). NJP’s statewide campaign to ensure families and children receive the full protections of law resulted in several court rulings that dramatically improve protections for Washington families.  

The June 29, 2017 unanimous Supreme Court decision in Rodriquez v. Zavala unequivocally establishes that exposure to domestic violence harms children and that a parent’s fear of harm for a child comes within the definition of “domestic violence” for purposes of a petition for a domestic violence protection order. 

Resources for Immigrants

  • DACA: NWIRP will be opening their offices Monday through Wednesday next week (Oct.2-4) on a walk-in basis for any DACA recipient who is eligible for renewal and must submit their renewal application so it is received by immigration officials by Thursday, Oct. 5. Find out more here.
  • ‘OPTIONS AFTER DACA’ Free Community Forums

Immigrants looking for help on a wide range of emergent issues can use the Immigrant Resource Guide on Washington LawHelp as a starting point.  

Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network Launches Hotline to Report Detentions and Other Immigration Activities Read more »

Equal Opportunity, Access & Diversity

Consistent with NJP’s commitment to combat injustice by improving access to our civil justice system, all NJP facilities are accessible, and NJP provides language and sign interpreters for persons needing assistance to access our services. Read more »

Email Notice | Warning!

WARNING! Please do not send requests for legal assistance via email. Unsolicited e-mail is not confidential. If you send e-mail to us that we have not asked you to send, you may be sending information that may be disclosed to others. If you are concerned about confidentiality, do not send confidential information in an email message. No attorney-client relationship is created or assumed to exist between Northwest Justice Project and persons who seek legal help through email. Any information sent to NJP through email is not confidential or subject to the attorney-client privilege unless or until NJP agrees to provide you legal assistance.