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.
Crime Victims Advocacy
The Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) serves as a voice within government for the needs of crime victims in Washington State.
Grants and Funding
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) Best Practices
Safety and Access for Immigrant Victims Program
Victim Witness Assistance
Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Information
Direct Service Line: 1-800-822-1067
Crime Victims Resource Guide to services near you
Washington State Clearinghouse on Human Trafficking
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.
- Commerce does not have the authority or the resources to investigate external complaints. External complaints may be filed with the DOJ, Human Rights Commission (HRC), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
- The Commerce Human Resources Managing Director will act as the agency contact if individuals have additional questions regarding filing an external complaint.