Crime Victim Service Center
Washington  Region 8

This project was supported by Victims of Crime Assistance Funds awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, US Department of Justice.  Points of view in this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Office for Victims of Crime, US Department of Justice.  Grant funds are administered by the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy, Community Services and Housing Division,Washington State Department of Commerce.

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       Child Abuse/Neglect
          Cyber Crime
           Elder Abuse
               Gang Violence
                 Hate/Bias Crimes
                     Identity Theft
                       Missing Persons

                             Vehicular Homicide

We can help you put the pieces back together.

We are the CRIME VICTIM SERVICE CENTER REGION 8 . We know that being the victim of a crime is a very painful, stressful and frightening experience for any person. The Crime Victim Service Center is designed to help crime victims by offering victim-focused services such as:                                              
Support, resources and referrals

Information on crime victim rights
Collaboration with other agencies involved with victims cases as needed
Guidance through the criminal justice system
Provision of interpreter services
The crime DOES NOT need to be referred for prosecution to receive services. We provide services to victims whether or not the crime is being prosecuted. You DO NOT have to report the crime to receive services. We provide services to victims whether or not they report the crime to local, state or federal law enforcement. Although we respect a victims right to confidentiality and privacy, we are bound to the laws of mandatory reporting which mandate that workers in certain professions, such as victim advocacy, must make reports if they have reasonable cause to suspect abuse or neglect of a vulnerable person.

Depending on who's counting which numbers, the crime rate is up and the crime rate is down. Regardless, violence, destruction and injury flood our living rooms, into our conversations and our realities.

CVSV Services are free, confidential, and provided without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, political beliefs, disability, age, notional origin, sexual orientation, or marital status.

Despite the fact that attitudes, misconceptions, and fundamental personal belief systems continue to support an environment of increased violence in homes and our communities, some things are not okay.

No more violence.
No more victims.

These are the specific services and goals of the services provided.

Community Organizing to increase the willingness and capacity of the community to address the underlying causes of violence and/or crime and respond to victims and others impacted by violence and/or crime.

Community Outreach which is specifically designed by and for marginalized populations to ensure equitable and culturally relevant access to services that support individuals in recovery from victimization.

Community Responding to ensure access to services and support that enhances recovery from violence and/or crime.

Crisis Intervention to alleviate acute distress resulting from the impact of a crime to begin stabilization, and assist in determining the next steps.

Emergency Financial Assistance to help provide emergency financial assistance for victims of crimes who, as a result of the crime, have o other resources available to meet basic needs for health and safety.

Advocacy to ensure adequate support to enhance recovery from victimization and/or reduce the risk of re-victimization.

Information and Referral to respond, as appropriate, to requests for information, assistance, and/or referrals related to crimes specific to the individual's needs.

Outreach and Awareness to increase the community's ability to respond to violence and crime victimization, access services, and improve community safety.

Legal Advocacy to educate and assist victims in navigating the civil and criminal justice system, assist victims in evaluating advantages and disadvantages of participating in legal processes, facilitate victims' access and participation in the legal systems, and promote victims' choices and rights to individuals within the legal system.

Medical Advocacy to assist victims to regain personal power and control in making decisions regarding medical care and to promote and appropriate response from individual service provider.

Support Group to promote emotional stability, education, and support to assist in recovery from crime victimization.

Therapy to promote healthy coping strategies, healing, and recovery subsequent to victimization.

System Coordination to promote coordination and collaboration, in order to improve the effectives of institutions, systems, and services for crime victims.

Presentation to increase awareness, skill building, and safety within individuals and communities to prevention violence and crimes.