Employees of the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office take an active role
in supporting our community outside of the office by serving on local
councils, boards and commissions and donating time and money to a
variety of charitable organizations. To see real-time updates and view
photos of our involvement activities, please visit our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Leadership Positions in the Community
The Pierce County Prosecutor's Office's mission statement is: Pursuing Justice. Representing the People. Serving Our Community. The staff in our office serve the community in many ways. They volunteer for non-profit organizations, speak to our youth, and serve in official roles on boards, commissions and councils. View our list of leadership positions held throughout Pierce County.
Prosecutors Serve Veterans Through Free Legal Clinic
Military families’ legal needs such as child support, custody and
housing are similar to those of civilians, but they face circumstances
unique to the military community. Staff at the Pierce County
Prosecutor’s Office – many of whom are veterans themselves – are giving
back by partnering with the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association’s
Volunteer Legal Services to staff the Family Law Clinic for Veterans.
Volunteer attorneys and support staff assist low-income veterans with
legal services during a free monthly clinic.
Students Play Role of Jury in Mock Trials
The Diversity Committee hosts mock trials in real courtrooms for Upward
Bound high school students. Volunteers from our office become actors in
the recreation of real criminal cases that were referred to the
Prosecutor’s Office for charging, but not charged due to proof problems.
This experience gives students the opportunity to learn how the justice
system operates in their community, and have the chance to discuss the
process and the justice system with local attorneys and judges.
'Dress for Success' Clothing Drive
The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office conducts a clothing drive in the fall to benefit Washington Women’s Employment & Education, an organization that empowers women to create better lives for themselves and their families. WWEE accomplishes this by teaching women the skills to find – and keep – jobs that provide a genuine living wage. Women learn job-readiness, computer and workplace skills. The clothing provides an opportunity for women to “dress for success.”
Adopt a Family for the Holidays
Each year, our staff "adopts" families that need extra assistance during the holidays. The majority of the requests are for “needed” basic living items such as bed sheets or pajamas. Most of the participants live in shelters or transitional housing, such as Phoenix House, which serves low/no income families with children in Pierce County. Phoenix House also works with veterans and has developed a program to assist veteran households at imminent risk of homelessness.
Baking for a Cause
recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Pierce County
Prosecutor’s Office holds an annual, office-wide bake sale each October.
All proceeds are donated to the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center
Foundation Fund, which supports emergency assistance for clients,
including housing, transportation, relocation and lock changes. Help
like this in a time of crisis has proven to make a difference in the
lives of those in need.
Prison Pet Partnership
Prosecutor's Office staff donate a gift basket each year to the Prison Pet Partnership 'Bark and Bid' charity auction. PPP operates a boarding and grooming facility to provide vocational training and life skills that female inmates will need in order to succeed after release. PPP rescues homeless animals and trains them to be service animals for those with disabilities, provides therapy dogs for nursing homes, takes dogs to the Boys and Girls Club for reading time, and places well-trained pets into loving adoptive homes.