Washington Crime Victim Action Center
The Washington Crime Victim Action Center is a place for interested persons to keep informed of issues in the legislature or in the state that affect crime victim rights, services, or concerns. If you would like to stay informed on issues, you can find this information here!
VOCA - Proposed Rule Changes
Comments must be received by OVC no later than 11:59 p.m., E.T., on October 28, 2013.
Washington State Operating Budget
Washington State Legislators Agree on a 2013-2015 Operating Budget Proposal!
- Funding for Crime Victim Services will be fully maintained!
- Funding for WCCVA's grant will be transfered to the Office of the Attorney General!
The proposed Operaing Budget muar now be voted on by the House and Senate and signed by the Governor.
Contact members of the House and Senate to thank them for supporting Crime Victim Services in Washington State!
Washington State House of Representatives Releases Proposed 2013-2015 Operating Budget. Funding for CVSC programs was maintained!
Contact members of the House Appropriations Committee and thank them for thier continued support of CVSC programs!
BREAKING NEWS! (4/6/2013)
Washington State Senate Approves Proposed 2013-2015 Operating Budget
NO Direct Cuts to Crime Victim Service or Victim Witness Programs
As budget negotiations continue and tough decisions are made, legislators look to YOU for information and education.
Contact your legislators and tell them what your CBSC program does to assist victims in your community!
Video: Watch Senate Floor Debate on the proposed 2013-2015 Operating Budget
Victims' Rights Amendment
The bi-partisan Victims Rights Amendment will be formaly introduced on April 25.
Sponsors of the bill tentatively plan on holding a press conference in the morning of April 25th to announce the introduction of the bill. The House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution, chaired by Rep. Frank, will then conduct a public hearing on the proposal that afternoon.
Video: Watch the Parents of Murdered Children (POMC) video on why we need a Victims' Rights Constitutional Amendment
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
UPDATE: Reauthorization of The Violence Against Women Act has passed!
It is on it's way to the President's desk for a signature!
Contact Senators Cantwell and Murray, they were both leaders in advancing reauthorization of the VAWA:
Senator Patty Murray (202) 224-2621
Senator Maria Cantwell (202) 224-3441
If you have questions or would like additional information on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), please contact us!
Violence Against Women Act 2012 Social Media Campaign
Crime Victim Rights Enforcement & Improvement Project
We are currently assembling a task force to evaluate the gaps in crime victim rights and the ability to enforce those rights in Washington State. If you are interested in participating in this project, please contact us.