Discussion in 'Washington' started by imamaze, Nov 4, 2008.
Links to advocates & Crime Victim Resources. Also Domestic and Family Violence Resources
Office of Crime Victims Advocacy
Washington Coalition of Crime Victim Advocates
WCCVA is a broad-based coalition of crime victim service providers across the state of Washington, including community-based non-profit organizations, victim advocates in prosecutor's offices and law enforcement agencies, government-run victim services programs, and crime victim counselors.
We provide support to our members in the form of training, technical assistance, and referrals. We also educate the public and policymakers on important victim issues.
Learn more about who we are or contact us with questions.
Our Mission: "...to strengthen victims' rights and to improve services to victims statewide."
UW Police Crime Victim Advocacy
Being a victim of crime can be a scary and traumatizing experience. Michele Puckhaber, the UWPD Crime Victim Advocate, helps victims and their families, and witnesses through the process of physical, emotional and financial recovery. This includes assistance in:
locating resources, both on and off campus, for a variety of needs, including counseling and health services, civil legal assistance and housing.
obtaining a domestic violence protection order, an anti-harassment order or a sexual assault protection order, including transportation to court, help in filing the paperwork and preparation for hearings.
filing for Crime Victim's Compensation and other forms of restitution.
navigating the criminal justice system, including assistance in preparing for court appearances, facilitating contact with the prosecutor and monitoring the case through the final disposition.
planning for your future safety.
If you or a family member have been a victim or witness to a crime and would like to see how Michele can assist you, please call 206.543.9337 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crime Victims Advocacy
Washington State Links
Washington Domestic Violence Crisis and Support Resources
Victim Confidentiality Program: Since 1991, the Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) has helped crime victims (specifically domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking) to stay safe. ACP is designed to prevent offenders from using state and local government records to locate their victims. To participate in the program you must be a survivor of sexual assault, domestic violence or stalking, a resident of the State of Washington, and must have recently moved to a location unknown to your abuser and unknown to government agencies. One component of the program has set up special voter registration and marriage licensing procedures that prevent public access through those records. The program now provides services to underserved populations, including tribal members, deaf and hard-of-hearing victims, and Spanish-speaking victims. The contact number is 1-800-822-1065 or 360-753-2972 or visit http://www.secstate.wa.gov/acp/ for more information.
Victim Advocate Website PDF
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Are you a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or other crime?
Do you know someone who is a victim of a crime?
The Office of Crime Victims Advocacy Resource Directory can help you to locate a non-emergency victim service provider in Washington State. Each service provider offers a variety of services such as crisis intervention, advocacy, support groups, medical & mental health care, transitional housing, emergency shelter and many more. Additionally, some service providers may focus on domestic violence or sexual assault. You can search the directory using the the county map or the buttons to locate a service provider.
Washington State Court Forms
Here you will find forms that are used statewide in Washington Courts. This is not a complete list of all forms as your Court may require a non-statewide form to file a case, which are created and managed by the local Court. Please check with your local Court to confirm. You can also check Local Court Rules for more information.
Please select a category below, search for the court form you are looking for, or refer to the List of All Forms.
Resources by state on violence against women
Below is a list of resources for women who have experienced abuse.
If you do not find your state in this list, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) for assistance in locating programs in your area. You can reach the NDVH at 800-799-SAFE (7233) or TDD 800-787-3224.
Organizations are listed by state. The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are also included. Click on any state name to jump to its organizations. Click any organization name for program and contact information.
Victim Resources and Links
Separate names with a comma.