Kitsap County - Legal Information

CASA (COURT APPONTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES)

Port Orchard

(360) 337-5407

Hours: Monday-Friday 8-4:30

A service of the Juvenile Department of Kitsap County. The program arranges for an advocate to be appointed for a child

to assure that the child's best interests are served in the courts in cases of abuse, and neglect. Volunteers are trained to

provide advocacy on the child's behalf. Contact: Nancy Wilson

 

CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE

1-800-4-A-CHILD. Information on child abuse/neglect. Participant needs to call.

 

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES

3423 6th St, Suite 217 Bremerton

(360) 475-3688

1-800-423-6246

 http://www.dshs.wa.gov/ca/about/fm_cps.asp

 hours: Monday-Friday 8-5

Assists in the investigation of the physical, mental, emotional and incest issues and the betterment of children.

 

CLEAR (COORDINATED LEGAL EDUCATION, ADVICE & REFERRAL SYSTEM)

(888) 201-1014

(888) 201-9737 TTY

(888) 387-7111 Seniors

 http://nwjustice.org/get-legal-help

 Free legal assistance for low-income people with non-criminal matters. For residents of W A.

CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION

(800) 762-3716

 http://www.lni.wa.gov/claimsins/crimevictims/about/

 Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office/ Participant needs to call. 

DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER (KITSAP)

(360) 698-0968 or (800) 37-SOLVE

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-4:00

Website: www.kitsapdrc.org

A private, nonprofit community mediation center that provides residents with options for resolving disputes themselves,

out-of-court, voluntarily, nonviolently, inexpensively and within the community. For further information, call the office. 

DIVISION OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES (MASON COUNTY)

(888) 283-2634 or Main (360) 432-2050

Central Intake (800) 562-5424

Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5

Investigates complaints of neglect and abuse of children, provides protection of abused children, incest therapy,

parenting skills, infant care classes, individual and family therapy. Also offers help with runaways, foster home placement,

childcare referrals and more.

DSHS OFFICE OF SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT TACOMA

(800) 345-9976

Website: www.childsupportpavment.dshs.wa.gov

This is the number for people to call who either receive or pay support for a child living in Washington State.

Call if you need help collecting support or information on how to get your payments collected by OSE, so you

have a record of how much and how often you have been paid.

FAIR HOUSING AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY HOTLINE

(800) 877-0246

hours: Monday-Friday 8-4:30

Website: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD

Accepts complaints filed by people who feel they have been discriminated against based on race, color, sex,

religion, family status, disabilities or national origin Only for complaints against 'housing' agencies.

FAMILY COURT

614 Division St., Port Orchard

Hours: Monday-Friday 8-4:30

Website: www.kitsap.gov.com

Provides family counseling, appropriate referrals and court orders as needed.

JUVENILE COURT

11338 Old Clifton Rd., Port Orchard

(360) 337-5401

Hours: Monday-Friday 8-4:30

Detention services, offender supervision, Court administrator, dispute intervention. No fees. 

KITSAP COUNTY ATTORNEY REFERRAL SERVICE

(360)479-6125

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00- 4:30

KLS serve the low-income residents of Kitsap County who are in need of legal assistance in civil matters.

There is a $50.00 initial half-hour consultation fee, or prepay through the office with credit or debit card for $40

KITSAP COUNTY CLERK

(360) 337-7260

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday by appointment

Wednesday- only to schedule and appointment helps people with family law. They can help select proper paperwork,

review paperwork, and help schedule hearings for persons who do NOT have an attorney. NO LEGAL ADVICE IS GIVEN.

KITSAP COUNTY COURTHOUSE NUMBERS

614 Division St., Port Orchard

Port Orchard- (360) 337-7053; Olalla- (253) 851-4147; Bainbridge Island- (206) 842-2061

Jury Recording-(360) 337-7072; Personnel/Human Services: (360) 337-7185; Jury Clerk: (360) 337-7166;

Kitsap County Job line: (360) 337-7169; Child Support/Paternity: (360) 337-7020;

Municipal Court (360) 876-1701; County Administrator: (360) 337-7146

KITSAP PROSECUTOR OFFICE

(360) 337-7174

Hours: Monday -Friday 8-4:30

Assistance through the criminal justice system.

LANDLORD/TENANT DISPUTE HOTLINE

645 4th St. Suite 204

(360) 479-1683

Hours: Monday 9-3; Tuesday-Friday 10:30-5

Email:

 proa1@juno.com

A hotline to inform renters and/or landlords of their legal rights and responsibilities. This is only an information line, no mediation given.

LEGAL ADVOCACY PROGRAM (YWCA)

(360) 479-0491

Hours: Monday-Thursday 8-5, Friday 8-12noon

ALL SERVICES ARE CONFIDTIAL. Program provides domestic violence response services: Crisis response, safety planning,

support services, advocacy based counseling, protection orders, advocacy at court hearings, victim advocacy throughout criminal proceedings,

community referrals, crime victim compensation and assists in obtaining safe shelter. Participant does not have to be a resident of the shelter

to receive assistance.

NORTHWEST ADA/IT CENTER

6192 200th St. SW; Suite 105

Mount Lake Terrance, WA 98403

(800) 949-4232 or (425) 248-2480

Fax (425) 774-9303

Website: www.dbtacnorthwest.org

 Working together with designated state affiliates to keep track of issues pertaining to disability. Also, provide technical assistance with

understanding and abiding by the laws.

NORTHWEST JUSTICE PROJECT (CLEAR)

(888) 201-1014

Website: www.nwjustice.org

Coordinated Legal Education, advice and referral system. Provides assistance in finding an attorney for the specific needs of the participant.

Also may be able to find attorneys with a sliding scale or who charge an average for their practice.

NURSING HOME RESIDENTS NEGLECT HOTLINE

(800) 562-6078

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30

Use this number to anonymously report alleged abuse or neglect occurring in nursing homes, assisted living environments, adult homes and

all care giving agencies for people over 18.

OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS

201 6th Ave

(206) 615-2290 OR (800) 368-1019

Hours: Monday-Friday 8-4:30

website: www.hhs.gov/ocr/civilrights/understanding/index.html

 Part of DSHS that investigates discriminatory acts by departments within DSHS. Participants should call if they feel they have been

discriminated against.

SPECIAL ASSAULT UNIT (KITSAP COUNTY)

(360) 337-7174

Hours: Monday-Friday 8-4:30

Assistance through the criminal justice system. Helps interview child victims of sexual, mental, emotional and physical abuse in a

caring environment.

WASHINGTON'S CHILD SUPPORT PROGRAM-KITSAP/ PIERCE COUNTY

(800) 345-9976

Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5

Provides effective child support services. Helps families break the cycle of poverty by assisting in the collection of child support.

In addition, assists in child support payment processing. This service is for persons who pay support as well as those who receive it.

Washington State Address Confidentiality Program

800) 822-1065 or (360) 753-2972 Olympia

Website: www.secstate.wa.gov/acp

Program helps people, who are afraid of being found by their abuser, keep their home; work or school addresses a secret. They can

give substitute addresses, forward first class mail, without revealing the address. Program also helps people vote or get married without

having those records released to the public.

WELFARE RIGHTS ORGANIZING COALITION (WROC)/ DSHS

(206) 324-3063

Hours: Monday-Friday 9-5

Website: www.wroc.org

 Legal advocacy group that fights to protect and maintain rights for people on public assistance. Participants can call for information on

their rights.