OCVA has been thinking about the ways in which the resources that we distribute and manage can be used to help address racism and the ongoing violence against Black people.
As programs move towards alternate forms of service, the following resources may be helpful in addressing concerns related to providing victim services during this time.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Best Practices Recently, the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) collaborated with researcher and writer Austin Scharff to produce a report to the legislator entitled Sexual Assault Response: Increasing Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Availability and Access Statewide (2018). The report includes statewide-standardized terminology, hospital response models and maps of hospitals offering sexual assault forensic exams. Importantly, the report contains policy recommendations for the state legislature (p.
Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention – October 2019l SafePlaceFor the month of October, SafePlace collaborated with Equal Latin. Click on this slide to read more.Click HereEmergency Support Shelter – CowlitzAnnual Candlelight Vigil – Click on this slide to read more.Click HereYWCA of Clark CountyDomestic Violence 101 – Click this slide to read moreClick HereWashingtonton State Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceClick this slide to read about WSCADV activitiesClick HerePrograms for Peaceful LivingPurple
Privacy and confidentiality are core to the provision of victim services, and it is important that service providers are maintaining an infrastructure that supports this confidentiality. In alignment with this value, the Federal funding that OCVA administers through the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) and the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has a new funding requirement that all grantees must have a procedure in place in the event
Join the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence at its annual conference…And Justice For All! During the 26th year of this conference, WSCADV has a variety of workshops and guest speakers. Topics covered include prevention, advocacy, management, trauma-informed practices, economic justice, housing first, vicarious trauma, murdered and missing indigenous women and many more! Plenary speakers include: Kirsten Harris Talley, Progress Alliance of Washington Tarra Simmons, Public Defender Association Theryn Kigvamasudvashti,
Applications were requested from victim service providers for addressing unmet victim service needs. Funding where current services are unavailable or inadequate was the priority. Federal VOCA victim assistance funds support, extend and enhance services to victims of crime. This includes services that: Respond to the emotional, psychological, or physical needs of crime victims Assist victims to stabilize their lives after victimization Assist victims to understand and participate in the civil
In June 2018, the Washington state legislature passed into effect the Safety and Access for Immigrant Victims Act (RCW 7.98), regarding U visa certifications and T visa declarations. Through this legislation, certifying agencies (identified as law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, administrative judges, hearing offices, or other authorities that have responsibility for the investigation and prosecution of criminal activity) to: Designate a certifying official within their respective agency; Respond to U and