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Below are Department of Corrections (DOC) policies that apply to family support.


Below are Department of Corrections (DOC) forms that apply to family support.

Laws & Regulations

Below are State Laws (RCWs) and Regulations (WACs) that apply to and/or relate to family support.

Revised Code of Washington (RCW)

Washington Administrative Code (WAC)


Below are Department of Corrections (DOC) publications that apply to family support.


Resource Links

Events & Opportunities

The Impact of Incarceration

Family & Children Resources

  • 4People: Connecting Our Communities
    A comprehensive online database of government, non-profit, health and human services, and faith-based service providers available in the state of Washington for targeted populations (low income individuals and families, reentry inmates, people with disabilities or mental health issues, veterans, seniors, homeless or potentially homeless, etc.).
  • Child Support Modifications
    Your life is changing all the time. Child support doesn’t change automatically with life changes, but you can ask the Division of Child Support - DCS to review your order for changes (called a modification).
  • Disability Organizations
    The purpose of this list of nonprofit disability-related organizations is to provide Emergency Medical Service providers, families, communities, caregivers, and people with disabilities with contact information for nonprofit disability-related organizations and agencies in Washington State, per the requirements established by the 2017 legislation Substitute House Bill 1258, known as the Travis Alert Act (RCW 43.70.490).
  • Family Help Line
    Statewide, toll-free telephone line to live parenting coaches, and online searchable database of classes, support groups, events and resources organized by city.
  • Kinship Care
    Resources for grandparents or other family members who are raising a relative's child, or are seeking a support group.
  • Mobile Community Services Office
    There are two separate vehicles that have each been designed to be a fully functional Community Services Office. Each vehicle includes a reception area, private interview stations and a sun shade for people to be protected from the elements. The vehicles are configured with all of the equipment needed for staff to complete intake interviews, issue QUEST (EBT) cards, copy and scan documents and provide information on CSD programs and services.
  • National & State Help Hotlines
    National and Washington state help hotlines compiled by 4People including numbers for crisis, abuse, case management, substance and drug abuse, health care, housing, parenting and more.
  • National Fatherhood Initiative
    Equips organizations and communities to intentionally and proactively engage fathers in their children's lives.
  • Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO)
    OEO is a small state agency under the Governor’s office that was created to help share information with families and communities about our state’s k-12 public schools, help collaboratively resolve disputes between families and schools, and engage in policy efforts aimed at reducing opportunity gaps and improving outcomes for all students. To request services, please contact the OEO.
  • Parent Help 1-2-3
    Helps Washington State families find services in their communities and apply for health insurance, food assistance programs, and provides health information for pregnant women, children and families. This website is also available in Español.
  • Parent Trust for Washington Children (PTWC)
    Source of support, learning and resources for parents, caregivers, and children.
Programs for Children
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
    Helping children develop supportive relationships with positive role models.
  • Childrens Home Society of Washington
    Oldest and largest statewide non-profit organization dedicated to child welfare by providing programs and services to support children in need and by strengthening families.
  • Girls Scouts Beyond Bars
    A Girl Scouts program whose primary goal is to lessen the impact of parent-child separation due to incarceration.
  • Kids United by Incarceration (KUBI) Summer Camp
    A summer camp sponsored by the Department of Corrections (DOC) and Girl Scouts of Western Washington for children ages 8-12 years old who have a parent incarcerated at a DOC facility. Incarcerated parents are provided an opportunity to register their eligible children for KUBI camp (3 days, 2 nights).
  • Mentor: The National Mentoring Partnership
    Helps young people find supportive relationships to grow and develop into thriving, productive and engaged adults.
  • Powerful Voices
    A Seattle-based organization that fosters adolescent girls' development through holistic programming.
Addiction & Treatment Resources
  • Addiction Resource
    Free & Confidential 24/7 Rehab Helpline. Feel Hope Without Commitment. We will help you to find the best drug and alcohol rehab centers and programs!
  • Addiction Guide
    Help for all those affected by addition with reliable and comprehensive resources, advise, tips and guides.
  • Drug Treatment Center Finder
    Drug addiction resources to include information on drug withdrawals, types of treatment available, guides, insurance verification and benefits explanation, as well as an addiction hotline.
  • Project Know: Understanding Addition
    Information about the options available for treating addiction (behavioral health, alcohol and drugs), and a national directory of teen resources, addiction therapists, treatment centers, and sober living providers.

Online Publications

Recommended Books

For Adults
  • 99 Days and a Get Up: A Guide to Success Following Release for Inmates and Their Loved One by Ned Rollo, American Correctional Association
For Children
  • A Visit to the Big House by Oliver Butterworth (Susan Avishai)
  • Two in Every 100: A Special Workbook for Children with a Parent In Prison, available from Reconciliation, 702 51st Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209 or (615) 292-6317
  • When Andy's Father Went to Prison by Martha Whitmore Hickman (Larry Raymond)
  • Mama Loves Me from Away by Pat Brisson
  • Let's Talk About When Your Parent is in Jail by Maureen K. Wittbold
  • Finding the Right Spot: When Kids Can't Live with Their Parents by Janice Levy (Whitney Martin)