Virtual Resource Center offers easy online access to dozens of community service providers in King County
To provide King County residents with ready access to dozens of community service providers during the COVID-19 Pandemic, King County District Court is making available a Virtual Resource Center (VRC). Operated as part of the court’s community court program, the VRC is open to anyone in the community to visit via Zoom videoconference or by telephone. Services at the VRC include access to education, work training, substance abuse treatment, transportation discounts, Public Health/the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, and many more.
Prior to COVID-19, King County District Court operated in-person community resource centers in Redmond, Shoreline and Burien. To help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, the in-person options have been replaced by the VRC until they are safe to re-open after the pandemic.
“Having a community resource center with so many vital services available at one time makes a significant difference for the entire community,” said Chief Presiding Judge Susan Mahoney.
Anyone in the community can access the King County District Court Virtual Resource Center at the following days and times, when service providers are available to assist and answer questions:
- Tuesdays, from 1:30 – 3 p.m.
- Wednesdays, from 2 – 4 p.m.
Details for accessing the VRC online or by telephone can be found at: www.kingcounty.gov/VRC. Service providers that would like to participate in the VRC can contact Ericka Cooley, community court coordinator for King County District Court at 206-477-4990 or Ericka.Cooley@kingcounty.gov.
King County District Court is the largest court of limited jurisdiction in Washington State, processing approximately 200,000 matters per year. The district court operate at 10 locations throughout King County: Auburn, Bellevue, Burien, Issaquah, King County Courthouse (Seattle), King County Jail (Seattle jail calendars only), Redmond, Maleng Regional Justice Center (Kent), Shoreline and Vashon Island (one day per month). For more information visit www.kingcounty.gov/courts/district-court.aspx.