Crime Victims and Public Safety

Crime victim and public safety 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.

Public Safety

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Commerce’s Public Safety programs work with governments, community-based organizations, and individuals to reduce substance abuse, violence, and their social impacts.

Drug-Gang Task Force
Financial Fraud and Identity Theft
Justice Assistance Grant
Municipal Criminal Justice

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Filing a Discrimination Complaint Against Federal Grant Programs

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.