Parents Representation Program

OPD contracts with attorneys to represent indigent parents, custodians and legal guardians involved in child dependency and termination of parental rights proceedings. 

As of Fall 2017, the program operates in 34 of Washington's 39 counties:  Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, King, Klickitat, Kitsap, Kittitas, Lincoln, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, Stevens, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Whatcom, Whitman, and Yakima. OPD is funded to extend the program to all remaining counties beginning in July 2018.

Key elements of the Parents Representation Program include: caseload limits and professional attorney standards; access to expert services and independent social workers; OPD oversight; and ongoing training and support.

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If you cannot find an answer to your question on our website, please contact a Parents Representation Program Manager

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