Working to transform the child welfare system.

Governor and Senate: The Office of Public Defense will expand the Washington Defender Association’s immigration consequences advisement program with sufficient funding appropriated for Fiscal Year 2014. Funding is provided for Fiscal Year 2015 to maintain the constitutionally mandated work of providing effective assistance of counsel by public defense attorneys to advise noncitizen clients of the immigration consequences of convictions.
Final: Funding is provided for expansion of the Washington Defender Association’s Immigration Consequences Program.