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OFFENDER RELEASE NOTIFICATION (VINE)
The Washington Statewide Victim Information and Notification Service
Contact this organization to sign up to be notified if an offender is release or transferred. You can be notified by phone (including multiple numbers) and/or e-mail. There are two ways to register:
You can register by phone at 1-877-846-3492 or you can register online at www.vinelink.com
CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION PROGRAM
The Crime Victims Compensation Program was established to assist victims or survivors of crime who have medical bills or funeral expenses. For more information, contact the Crime Victim Compensation Program. You can also obtain an application from the Victim/Witness Unit.
Crime Victim Compensation Program
PO Box 48304
Olympia, WA 98504-4520
SUPPORT, ADVOCACY & RESOURCE CENTER (SARC)
SARC is a community based advocacy center. They are here to help victims of crime and their non-offending family members, friends, secondary victims and witness to crimes such as sexual violence, identity theft, homicide, child physical abuse, elder abuse, assault, gang violence, fraud, burglary, hate crimes, DUI/DWI crashes, property crimes, kidnapping, human trafficking and other crimes.
Support, Advocacy & Resource Center
1458 Fowler St
Richland WA 99352
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES OF BENTON AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES
Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties is a community based advocacy center, which assists both female and male victims of domestic violence in Benton and Franklin Counties. They offer crisis intervention, medical and legal advocacy, support groups, and more.
Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties
1-800-648-1277 Crisis Line
FAMILIES & FRIENDS OF VIOLENT CRIME VICTIMS (FFVCV)
FFVCV is a statewide organization that helps victims of all types of crime. They offer peer support, victim advocacy, system intervention, courtroom support, networking and referrals, and education.
Families & Friends of Violent Crime Victims
PO Box 1949
Everett, WA 98206-1949
WASHINGTON COURTS (CHECK COURT DATES)
Visit the Washington Courts page at the following link to find information about hearing dates relating to any cases in Washington State.
IDENTITY THEFT RESOURCE CENTER
This is a great resource for anyone who has been a victim of identity theft and other kinds of fraud.
CHILD ABUSE INTERVENTION
Child Protective Services Hotline/Reporting 1-800-562-5624
Benton Franklin Crisis Response Unit
500 N. Morain, Suite 1250
Kennewick, WA 99336
NORTHWEST JUSTICE PROJECT
Integrated assistance to immigrant victims of crime; addressing immigration and other issues arising from crime victimization
Northwest Justice Project (Pasco Office)
1310 N. 5th Avenue, Suite B
Pasco, WA 99301
Fax: (509) 547-1612
NORTHWEST IMMIGRANTS RIGHTS PROJECT
Legal assistance to immigrant victims of domestic violence and child abuse
Northwest Immigrants Rights Project (Granger Office)
121 Sunnyside Ave
Granger, WA 98932
Report elder abuse statewide.
WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
You can find lots of information about the DOC on this site.
NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING RESOURCE CENTER (NHTRC)
The National Human Trafficking Resource Center is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. The NHTRC is a program of Polaris Project, a non-profit, non-governmental organization working exclusively on the issue of human trafficking. They are not a government entity, law enforcement or an immigration authority.
VOICES AND FACES
Learn about crime from the survivors.
DARKNESS 2 LIGHT
Darkness to Light is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the incidence of child sexual abuse by shifting the responsibility of prevention from children to adults. The mission is accomplished through an award winning media campaign that raises public awareness and directs adults to educational tools. The tools teach adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse and include the 7 Steps to Preventing Child Sexual Abuse and the consciousness training based Stewards of Children curriculum. For more information on how you can help prevent child sexual abuse, please visit www.darkness2light.org
STOP IT NOW!
How Can I Help Stop Child Sexual Abuse? Join the movement of individuals and organizations dedicated to protecting children.
All adults are responsible for creating safe communities where sexual abuse is stopped before a child is ever harmed. Join the growing number of adults who are standing up and speaking out about child sexual abuse. Starting the discussion is the first step to making kids less vulnerable to sexual abuse.