Office of Crime Victim Advocacy

Do you need help?

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

The Office of Crime Victims Advocacy Resource Guide can help you to locate a non-emergency victim service provider in Washington State. Each service provider offers a variety of services including: crisis intervention, advocacy, support groups, medical and mental health care, transitional housing, and emergency shelter. Additionally, some service providers may focus on domestic violence or sexual assault.  Locate a resource

Office on Violence Against Women Resource Guide on COVID-19

April 21, 2020. The Office on Violence Against Women developed this Resource Guide to answer questions on grant management, obligations and options on how to operate and provide services.

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Courthouse Dogs – an update

The statewide facility and courthouse dog family is growing! We are pleased that VOCA Child Advocacy Center Initiative funding supports these trained canines who provide compassionate support to child and adult victims and witnesses. This post is an update to a blog post we published in January 2020 about courthouse dogs and the work they do. Not only is it fun to look at pictures of dogs, but OCVA helps

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OCVA 2021 Legislative Wrap-up

The 2021 Washington state legislative session is in the books! Despite things looking different this year, with most sessions and hearings being held virtually, there are bills that passed that will have a positive impact on crime victims in Washington state. A few of these bills, which specifically impact OCVA, are summarized below. HB 1315 Creating a task force to identify the role of the workplace in helping curb domestic

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