Who we are
The Washington Coalition of Crime Victim Advocates (WCCVA) was established in 1984. It is a private, non-profit 501c(3) organization that is governed by a fifteen-member Board of Directors, elected by the membership. WCCVA's bylaws recognize nine geographical regions within the state, each of which is represented on the Board of Directors.
Integrity is critical to our mission; we are committed to honesty, openness, and fairness.
We are dedicated to providing an atmosphere of respect, that honors the indiviuality of each person and organization with whom we work. We respect victims' rights to receive services on their terms.
Through collaboration with individuals and agencies devoted to providing excellence in crime vicitm services, we seek to empower, educate, and further victims' rights.
WCCVA envisions a society that pursues meaningful victim rights; provides competent, compassionate victim services; and respects victims, survivors, and witnesses of crime.
WCCVA works to support and strengthen victim rights, services, and systems through collaboration, outreach, awareness, and education.
To further these goals, WCCVA:
- Provides Training to Victim Advocates
- Advocates for Public Policies that are responsive to the needs and interests of crime victims
- Promotes Public Awareness of the impact of crime on victims, victims' needs and available services
- Monitors Proposed Legislation that would impact crime victims
- Public Policy Analysis, Education, & Advocacy among victim service providers
605 11th Avenue SE, Suite 102
Olympia, WA. 98501
WCCVA Training Faculty
Jeralita "Jeri" Costa
Jolene R. Gibson
Zachary Shileika - The Boeing Company
Eric Quinn - Seattle University
Greg Wright - The John's Corporation
WCCVA Board of Directors
Courtney Swan - Aspen Victim Services
Debbie Lee - US Attorney’s Office, Western District of WA
Eric Quinn – Seattle University
Sandi Olson - Walla Walla Police Department
Brendan Williams - Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Jerome Delvin - Benton County Commissioners
Jon Rudicil - Snohomish County Executive's Office
WCCVA Tribal Liaison
WCCVA Armed Forces Liaison
MAJ. Kerry M. Houck