Re-Entry Support for Students Who Have Been Justice Involved

Welcome to LWTech! We are here to make sure your experience at the college is positive. We understand the transition from being justice involved to higher education can be difficult or intimidating and we are here to make it as simple as possible.

At LWTech You Belong

Required Steps to Attend LWTech If You Are Or Have Been Justice Involved

  1. If you are an individual with an RSO (registered sex offender) designation, there are some required processes which you can find in the Student Handbook.
  2. A few of our programs of study require background checks for clinical placements and you may not be eligible for placement or future employment in some situations. Each program webpage posts this information in the “At a Glance Section” or you can ask your advisor about your specific situation.

How to Apply for Financial Aid at LWTech

Applying for financial aid can be overwhelming, and we have staff in the financial aid office who can help you through the process and answer all your questions. The links below may also help with some of your immediate questions:

Additional Resources

LWTech follows to FERPA privacy laws and protects your information. This means we can only share directory information about you. We may not share confidential information about you, your enrollment, your grades, or other matters with a third party unless you give us written permission.

Colleges use many terms that might be new to you. The glossary is designed to simply explain some of the most common terms that are used on campus. If you ever have a question about a term used at the college, ask us; we are happy to help explain.

If you don’t see a term on this list and you think it should be here, please contact the Vice President for Student Services: ruby.hayden@lwtech.edu or (425) 739-8208.

See Glossary of Terms

There are many community resources that can help with your transition. One of the most comprehensive guides is the WA AppleSeed Re-entry Guide. We have also complied additional individual resources for your use:

Alcohol and Drug Treatment

Anger Management

Background Checks and Criminal Records

Criminal Records – Vacating, Sealing and Expunging Records

Debt and Finances

Education and Loans

Employment Rights and Resources

Family Law and Resources

General Legal Advice

General Re-entry Resources

  • WA AppleSeed – Comprehensive Re-entry Guide (2018)
  • King County Community Partnership for Transition Solutions: A group of over 40 partners that work with court-involved individuals and felons released from prison or jail that are transitioning to their families and community.
  • National Reentry Resource Center: An organization that provides resources, information and guidance for individuals as well as service providers.
  • ILS Re-Entry Wiki: The Washington State Library division of Institutional Services list of links to a wide range of resources for people re-entering after incarceration. Contains statewide resources with robust resource links in Spanish and can be searched by county.
  • Freedom Project – Re-entry Support
  • Crisis Connections: Crisis Connections connects people in physical, emotional and financial crisis to helpful services. They maintain a comprehensive list of re-entry resources in King County.
  • Solid Ground – Resource Wire: Weekly posts are sent via email, the Groundviews blog, Facebook and Twitter. This information is designed to provide opportunities for action, including:
    • getting a job
    • securing housing
    • accessing health care and social services
    • learning about community events and resources

Government and Public Benefits

Healthcare and Medical Resources

Housing

Legal Financial Obligations (LFOs)

Mental Health Services

Restoring Voting and Civil Rights

Registered Sex Offener (RSO) Resources

Transportation

WA Driver’s License Reinstatement and Identification

Work Release