Victim Resources

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Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014 13:46

Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse provides 24-hour emergency and supportive services to family and sexual violence victims and survivors and their children.  Services are provided free of charge and include: 24-hour crisis line, in-person crisis intervention, confidential emergency shelter, legal and medical advocacy services, individual and group support, information and referral, and community education.

VINELink service allows crime victims access to quick and reliable information regarding criminal cases and the custody status of offenders, 24 hours a day.  VINELink is the online version of VINE (Victim Identification and Notification System), the National Victim Notification Network.

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries: Crime Victims Compensation Program was created to assist victims with the costs associated with violent crime. The Crime Victims Compensation program provides financial compensation to victims to assist with medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of financial support, etc.

WSU Counseling & Testing Services provides the campus community with individual, couples, and group counseling, psychological testing, drug and alcohol services, self-help, and 24-hour crisis counseling.

Washington State Constitution: Victim Rights is the Declaration of Rights for the State of Washington.

Washington State Statute Rights of Victims, Survivors, and Witnesses outlines the rights of victims, survivors of victims, and witnesses of crime.

Washington State Statute Rights of Child Victims & Witnesses outlines additional rights that should be afforded to child victims and witnesses.

Washington Coalition of Crime Victim Advocates is a private, non-profit organization that works to support and strengthen victim rights, services, and systems through training, advocacy, public awareness, legislative monitoring, the analysis of public policy.

WCCVA Crime Scene Cleanup Assistance Program is a joint program of the Washington Coalition of Crime Victim Advocates and Bio Management Northwest, which provides pro-bono and discounted crime scene cleanup service to victims and their families.

Washington State Department of Corrections Victim Services Program offers notification services which allow victims to receive notification when offenders move through the prison system, and when they are released into the community. 

Victim Support Services is a non-profit organization based in Washington State.  Services include a 24-hour crisis line, crisis intervention services, information and referral, and advocacy.

MADD Washington offers free direct victim services to victims/survivors of impaired driving crashes.  Advocates provide emotional support, guidance through the justice system, information, and referrals.

DomesticShelters.org provides abuse victims with the most comprehensive, searchable database housing data information on more than 3,000 domestic violence shelters, agencies, and programs in the U.S..  

The National Center's Connect Directory provides a fast and easy way to locate crime victim assistance in a wide variety of juridictions throughout the country.  

 The National Crime Victim Bar Association is a network of attorneys and allied professionals dedicated to assisting crime victims in bringing civil action against criminal offenders for the damages suffered as a result of the crime.

The Northwest Network works to end violence and abuse in the LGBTQ community.  They offer printable materials, educational resources, online trainings, events, free and confidential support for LGBT survivors and their families, and more.

Childhelp is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect.  The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is available 24 hours a day.  Children's advocacy, therapeutic foster care and residential treatment villages, education, advocacy, and training are only a few of the services offered.  

Identity Theft Resource Center provides free-of-charge victim assistance to consumers throughout the United States.  Victim resources and tips for protecting yourself against identity theft are readily available.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free free of abuse.  

National Stalking Resource Center is a service of the National Center for Victims of Crime, offering information about stalking and what victims should do to keep themselves safe.  Links to additional resources are also offered.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is the nation's clearinghouse on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children.   Child safety and prevention resources are available, as well as assistance related to family abduction, runaways, sex offender tracking, and more.