In 2014, Seattle voted to declare the second Monday of October as Indigenous People’s Day. Olympia followed in 2015, and Spokane and Bainbridge Island joined in 2016. In the last week, Port Angeles and Tacoma were added to the list. Over 55 cities and four states across the country celebrate Indigenous People’s Day on the second Monday of October. Indigenous People’s Day is a day to celebrate the heritage and
Sept. 4, 2018 marked the 15th Anniversary of the signing of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) by President George W. Bush in response to what has clearly become a human rights crisis in our country. In 2013, a Bureau of Justice Statistics study estimated that roughly 200,000 people were sexually abused in a detention facility in the timespan of one year. Today, the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA)
OCVA would like to update you on opportunities and resources, convey our understanding of the work we do and welcome your perspective as we continue toward an end to violence and oppression.