Office of Crime Victims Advocacy

The Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA)serves as a voice within government for the needs of crime victims in Washington. Crime victim programs work with governments, community-based organizations and individuals to reduce the impact of crime, substance abuse, and violence. Our programs use advocacy, prevention, education, treatment and law enforcement to stop violence, substance abuse, and their social impacts so that Washington’s communities are the best places to work and live.

Do You Need Help or Information?

Are you a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or other crime? Do you know someone who is a victim of a crime?

Grantees, Agencies & Organizations

Filing a Discrimination Complaint Against Federal Grant Programs

Who can file a discrimination complaint?

  • Any client, customer, program participant, or employee of an organization that receives funding passed through the Washington State Department of Commerce by the federal Department of Justice (DOJ) and other federal grant programs has the right to file a discrimination complaint.
  • Any individual who feels that they have been discriminated against may file an external complaint.
  • How to file a complaint (PDF)

What happens after I file a discrimination complaint?

How do I contact the Human Resources Managing Director?

Additional resources


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