Access to justice for all persons is a fundamental right. It is the policy of the Jefferson County District Court to assure that persons with disabilities have equal and meaningful access to the judicial system.
This policy shall apply to all employees of Jefferson County District Court and Probation Services.
Consistent with GR 33, the purpose of this policy is to create a uniform process by which persons with disabilities can obtain reasonable accommodations and access to the justice system in Jefferson County District Court.
This policy defines who is eligible to apply for an accommodation and sets forth a process for applicants to present accommodation requests. It is the responsibility of the Jefferson County District Court to assess whether or not to grant the requested accommodation under the definitions and rules contained in GR33 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.), Washington State Law Against Discrimination, and other applicable local, state and federal laws that govern Jefferson County District Court.
Jefferson County District Court will grant an accommodation unless the applicant has failed to meet the substantive requirements of GR 33, or the requested accommodation would create an undue burden or fundamentally alter the nature of the court service, program or activity or the accommodation would create a direct threat to the safety or wellbeing of the applicant or others.
For the full, printable ADA Accommodation Policy of Jefferson County District Court as well as all procedures and forms, please go to our FORMS section by clicking the following link: