Washington Coalition of Crime Victim Advocates

Strengthening crime victim rights and improving victim services


The Washington Coalition of Crime Victim Advocates (WCCVA) is a group of individuals, agencies, and organizations that work together to improve services for victims of crime and strengthen victims’ rights in the state of Washington. 

WCCVA provides training for victim advocates, service providers, attorneys, law enforcement, social service professionals, and business partners. 

Kenneth A. Cross
Date of death:
September,
20th, 2008




Ken was the oldest surviving sibling in our family of 8 children. He was straightforward, authentic and well known and respected in the community. He was the strength that bonded our family together. He was an intensely loyal friend and brother with a lively sense of humor. His home was always the gathering place for family celebrations and we will never stop missing him.


Ken was brutally beaten and shot in the head twice by a career criminal, who was burglarizing his home.


~Submitted by Donna Cross and Karen Allen


Rest in peace, Ken.

You will not be forgotten

Our professional staff monitor public policy that impacts crime victims. We provide information to the legislature, and the courts, about how potential legislation or court rule changes could affect crime victims.  We advocate for policies that improve crime victim rights and services.
WCCVA provides year-round technical assistance to advocates and others who have questions about crime victim services and rights.  Please contact us.  We are here to help.

Public Awareness

WCCVA provides opportunities for crime victims to share their stories and educate the public about the impact crime has on individuals and society.  Please visit our Wall of Memories where homicide survivors share their personal stories of loved ones. 


Would you like to honor your loved one who was a victim of homicide? WCCVA invites co-victims (survivors of homicide victims' families) to provide a photo of their loved one and a brief dedication.  We will then post both the photo and the dedication on our online Wall of Memories and hang the photo on the WCCVA Wall of Memories, for all those who visit us in Olympia to see.


To submit, please e-mail a digital photo of your loved one and please include the following: their name, date of death, a brief dedication/information about who they were when they were alive.  Optional: Include one sentence about the manner of their death.  For example, "Victim of a drunk driver with 3 prior DUIs."  Please include "Wall of Memories" in the subject line.

Are you looking for help?  We connect victims from Washington and around the country with resources in thier local communities. If you need assistance, please contact us. 

Victim Rights Resolution

WCCVA tracks and attempts to help resolve victim rights violations. If you believe your rights have been violated, please contact us and we will direct you to available services. 

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