Access to Justice Board Priorities 2015-2017

At its spring retreat the ATJ Board reviews and sets priorities for the next two years. In making these decisions, the board reviews the status of its current initiatives, recommendations from its committees and other stakeholders in the Washington State Alliance for Equal Justice, current and pending issues requiring attention by the ATJ Board, and the availability of resources. 

Priorities for 2015–2017 were adopted Sept. 16, 2016. They include the following:

  • Support efforts to eliminate bias and especially racial inequity in the justice system by developing competency within the board, addressing inequity in the board's own work, and convening the alliance and justice system partners to address inequity more broadly.
  • Work with partners in the Alliance for Equal Justice to develop a state plan for the delivery of legal services for 2016–2019.
  • Improve internal and external communications about access-to-justice issues and the work of the ATJ Board and the Alliance for Equal Justice.
  • Initiate and support efforts to ensure the effective and appropriate use of technology consistent with the Access to Justice Technology Principles in the justice system and the Alliance for Equal Justice so as to provide meaningful access to and actual delivery of equity and justice for all.
  • Continue to provide strategic direction and support for the Equal Justice Community Leadership Academy to ensure long-term sustainability.

 Read a summary of the ATJ Board's priorities and progress over the last few years.

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