The Washington Legislature provides the majority of NJP’s funding through the Office of Civil Legal Aid (OCLA). The activities of the Office of Civil Legal Aid are governed by RCW 2.53.020 and 2.53.030.
Congress provides funding through the national Legal Services Corporation (LSC), established in 1974 to promote equal access to justice and to provide high quality civil legal assistance to low-income persons. Visit the LSC website to find the LSC Act, Regulations and published guidelines.
NJP receives significant funding through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), administered by the Washington Department of Commerce Office of Crime Victim Advocacy, and sub-contracted through the Office of Civil legal Aid.
NJP also receives funding from the Legal Foundation of Washington (LFW) established by the Supreme Court to administer Interest on Lawyer Trust Account (IOLTA) funds in the State of Washington. LFW is the primary funder for Washington’s Alliance for Equal Justice.
NJP is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that receives funding through a variety of public sources, foundation and private donors. All donations are tax deductible.