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NW Justice Project Center 

Legal Clinics:  First come, first serve basis

Please call this number and make an appointment!


Wednesdays 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Family Health Center

1251 Lewis River Rd., # D, Woodland, WA

Fidelity Bonding Program (Click for Guidebook)

Bonding "Risky Workers" being employed potentially by hesitant to hire Employers. To provide assurance to Employers, and guarantee ex-offenders a second chance to have a successful job. 

To start the bonding process:

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Email Form to: cmullins@esd.wa.gov

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Certificate of Restoration of Opportunity (CROP)

Washington State Courts offer occupational licensing barrier removal to those with criminal histories who may be disqualified of certain positions requiring vocational licenses, or those who have lost a certification because of those barriers.

National HIRE Network

Providing state resources and assistance. 

Transitioning Offenders Program

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) 

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.

WOTC joins other workforce programs that incentivize workplace diversity and facilitate access to good jobs for American workers.


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What does WOTC do?

WOTC helps targeted workers move from economic dependency into self-sufficiency as they earn a steady income and become contributing taxpayers while participating employers are able to reduce their income tax liability.

How large is the tax credit?

The maximum tax credit ranges from $1,200 to $9,600, depending on the employee hired.

WA Department of Corrections

Manages all state–operated adult prisons and supervises adult offenders who live in the community. 

Provides cost-effective supervision to offenders who are referred by the district and municipal courts. 

Provides cost-effective alternative monitoring services to the courts while maintaining safety for the community, staff, and offenders.


Washington Appleseed works to address social and economic problems in our state by developing new public policy initiatives, challenging unjust laws, and helping people better understand and fully exercise their rights.


Access the online version at wareentryguide.org, or click here to download a PDF.


Mental Health


Great Rivers Behavioral Health

A Mental Health Diversion Program that aids those living with mental health issues navigate a path out of incarceration.