Olympia Community Court has been chosen to serve as one of only four Mentor Courts in the nation by the Center for Court Innovation. We will serve as a model for the field nationally and will host and advise other courts that need guidance on developing a Community Court. Read the announcement...
What is Community Court?
Community Court in a non-traditional approach that works to provide practical, targeted solutions rather than traditional punishment.
Working together with community partners specializing in housing services, education, employment, chemical dependency, health care, licensing, mental health services, and veterans services we offer the individual a hand-up, with the goal of restoring the person and community.
Potentially Eligible Offenses
If eligible, the following offenses may be referred by the Prosecutor/Public Defender to Community Court:
- Disorderly Conduct (except assaultive behavior)
- DWLS3 (Driving with License Suspended)
- Failure to Respond to Notice of Infraction
- Marijuana Possession
- MIP (Minor in Possession)
- Pedestrian Interference
- Theft 3
- Trespass (except trespass on residential property)
- Urinating in Public
- Use of Drug Paraphernalia
When is Community Court?
- Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. - Noon
- Olympia Municipal Court, Courtroom 2, 900 Plum St SE
Northwest Resources II Inc. is a Washington State Certified Chemical Dependency Treatment Program with four locations specializing in addiction treatment. They offer chemical dependency assessments, DUI assessments, outpatient addiction treatment, alcohol and drug information school, and more. Learn more...
Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council
Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council is a partner with Work Source that helps find employment opportunities for those in need. Pacific Mountain will help with employment security and developing job-finding skills such as creating resumes, cover letters, and applications. Learn more...
Sea Mar is a community health center that specializes in medical, dental, and mental/behavioral health assistance. Sea Mar can help with enrollment in health insurance and finding medical clinics to fit each person’s individual set of needs. They can also help with applying or renewing healthcare applications or food stamps. Learn more...
SideWalk helps men and women without children experiencing homelessness in the Thurston County community. Sidewalk can help with screening for local shelters and can conduct a Vulnerability Index to assess your level of need. They also maintain a vulnerability based waitlist for Drexel Housing and Quixote Village. Learn more...
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC)
SPSCC has many options for education that tailor to the specific goals, interests and learning styles of their students including; adult basic education, office career training, automotive service training, and options to get a diploma/GED (ages 21 and up). They also provide help with financial aid services and enrollment. Learn more...
Intercity Transit's Village Vans program is a FREE job skills and driver training program designed to help individuals build a career. In addition, Village Vans provides FREE transportation to help you look for work, get to medical appointments or the grocery store, and more. Learn more...
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