Tenant Education and Landlord/Tenant Mediation
These services are offered during our Rental Rights Clinic on Wednesday from 10am to 12pm and Thursday from 1pm to 3pm (see more details below) and through the Diversion program.
This service is provided through the Center for Justice. If you do not qualify for the City Prosecutors Community Relicensing Program (509-835-5951), come see us for a consultation.
Vacating Criminal Records
Attorneys from the Center for Justice may be able to assist you in vacating your criminal records. Eligibility for this service is determined based on the following: whether you qualify under state law, if it will make a significant difference in your ability to find and secure housing or employment and the resources we have available at the time of your request. It is helpful to have a copy of your Defendant Case History (DCH) with you when you come to see us. To get a free copy of your DCH, go to the Public Safety Building at 1100 West Mallon. Go to the cashier’s window and ask for a free copy of your Defendant Case History. You will need photo ID.
Legal Financial Obligations (LFOs) Education and Advocacy
Assistance includes help contacting the court to request that interest accrued on non-restitution LFO’s be waived and contacting the court to request they reduce the interest accrued on restitution. We can help you determine if your LFO’s will ever expire and help you come up with a realistic budgeting strategy that will allow you to pay back your LFO’s.
We can offer counseling and assessments for people recently released from the justice system. We offer supportive services from Peer Support Specialists who can help with all things related to re-entry.
Rental Rights Clinic: Attorneys and advocates assist clients to address problems with housing discrimination, unsafe/unhealthy housing conditions, public housing benefits and other landlord-tenant issues. This clinic occurs every week on Wednesday from 10am to 12pm and Thursday from 1pm to 3pm. If these days and times do not work for you, please see our Community Events calendar for additional clinic options throughout the community.