Eliminate the Poulsbo SVP House-Now a Legal Battle

$47,033 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 135 people in 6 months
Created January 29, 2019
Washington State For Public Safety is a grassroots volunteer organization comprised of neighbors giving their time, energy, skills and money to stop the warehousing of Level III Sexually Violent Predators in our community. 100% of funds raised will go to pay legal expenses. All other expenses are paid out-of-pocket by volunteers. 

The Kitsap County Commission has adopted an interim zoning ordinance to regulate Group Residential Facility/Secure High Risk in direct response to the public outcry regarding the residence on Viking Way housing four Level III SVPs. While the ordinance is a good start, it will not close down the "Poulsbo House" as it is now being called by the DOC and DSHS.

Litigation has become our only option. On March 20, 2019 Cross Sound Law (Poulsbo WA), on behalf of Washington State for Public Safety, filed a lawsuit against Tim and Lisa Calnan (owners of the SVP residence known as Poulsbo House), Westsound Support Services and Kitsap Tenant Support Services to close down Poulsbo House.

Our primary concern is the safety of our community, our children. There has already been a significant negative impact with the infusion of fear and anxiety reverberating well beyond the immediate vicinity of Poulsbo House.

This legal battle is necessary to close down Poulsbo House. We need financial assistance to carry this through.    We need your help!   Please join us in this fight to keep our neighborhoods safe for our children, women and families and to protect our property resale values.

Background

~Currently housed in a single home in our residential neighborhood, at 17373 Viking Way in Poulsbo, WA, are four civilly committed, Level III Sexually Violent Predators. They are in close proximity to school bus stops, an in-home tutoring business and home schools for young children. There are an estimated 40 children in the homes surrounding Poulsbo House. These predators are under minimal security measures. They are supervised by staff “armed” only with cell phones. The staff have no training in physical restraint. The predators wear GPS anklets that are unreliable by the Department of Corrections own admission. These predators have confessed to assaulting over 100 children and more than 5 adults.

~These predators have been civilly committed by WA state courts and are rendered unamenable to existing mental health treatments and highly likely to engage in repeat acts of predatory sexual violence.  Make no mistake about it, these are very dangerous men.  In addition to their proximity to our most vulnerable, they are allowed access to public parks, grocery stores, pharmacies, shops, the mall and other businesses;  the places that you and your families frequent. 

Your donation will help fund the legal battle. We can't do this alone. We  need your donation, be it $10, $20, $50 or $10,000. This fight is setting a precedent in Washington State - it is a fight we cannot afford to lose.

Due to the expanding scope of action by WSPS , the organization has registered as 501(c)(4) and donations are not tax-deductible.  This affords WSPS greater flexibility in achieving its mission.
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Raised by 135 people in 6 months
Created January 29, 2019
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