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Office of Civil Legal Aid

  Average Annual FTEs Near General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Current Budget 2.5 42,490 1,888 44,378
2019-21 Maintenance Level 2.5 42,635 1,888 44,523
Difference from 2017-19 0.0 145 0 145
% Change from 2017-19 0.0% 0.34% 0.0% 0.33%

2019-21 Policy Other Changes

Agency Assistant Director 0.50 139 0 139
Children's Representation Study 0.0 537 0 537
Caseload-Driven Over-Expenditure 0.0 126 0 126
Statewide Reentry Legal Aid Project 0.0 492 0 492
2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total 0.50 1,294 0 1,294
Total Policy Changes 0.50 1,294 0 1,294
2019-21 Policy Level 3.0 43,929 1,888 45,817
Difference from 2017-19 0.50 1,439 0 1,439
% Change from 2017-19 20.0% 3.4% 0.0% 3.2%

Policy Changes

Agency Assistant Director

Funding is provided to establish and fund the position of Assistant Director for the Office of Civil Legal Aid. (General Fund - State)

Children's Representation Study

Funding is provided to underwrite the costs of attorney representation in dependency cases associated with the Children's Representation Study (Section 28, Chapter 20, Laws of 2017) through and including dismissal. (General Fund - State)

Caseload-Driven Over-Expenditure

OCLA is provided funding to compensate for caseload-driven expenditures for its Children's Representation Program and the Children's Representation Study directed in Section 28, Chapter 20, Laws of 2017. (General Fund - State)

Statewide Reentry Legal Aid Project

In response to a formal request of the Statewide Reentry Council established by the Legislature, OCLA is provided funding in fiscal year 2021 to establish a statewide reentry legal aid program to be administered by a non-profit legal aid organization to be determined in consultation with the Statewide Reentry Council. (General Fund - State)