Washington Coalition of Crime Victim Advocates

Strengthening crime victim rights and improving victim services

Links and Resources

Local Resources

Offender Release Notification

The Washington Statewide Victim Information and Notification Service

Contact this organization to sign up to be notified if an offender is release or transferred from jail or prison.  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

You can register online at www.vinelink.com

Crime Victims Compensation

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

Dept of Commerce

PO Box 48304

Olympia, WA 98504-4520



Families and Friends of Missing Persons and Violent Crime Victims

Families and Friends 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

(425) 355-6822



[email protected]

Check Court Dates

Visit the Washington Courts page at the following like to find information about hearing dates relating to any Superior Court case in Washington State.  You can also look up information on District Court cases from this site.


Identity Theft Resource Center

This is a great resource for anyone who has been a victim of identity theft and other kinds of fraud.

Identify Theft Resource Center


[email protected]


Child Abuse Intervention

Child Protective Services Hotline/Reporting


Northwest Justice Project

Assists low Income Individuals



Reporting Elder Abuse

Report elder abuse statewide.



Washington State Department of Corrections

You can find lots of information about the DOC on this site.


Voices and Faces

Learn about crime from the survivors.


Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

Find resources at the national level provided by the Office for Victims of Crime, part of the Department of Justice.


Washington State Office of Crime Victim Advocacy

Connect with the Office of Crime Victim Advocacy for Washington State resources, programs, and training.


1011 Plum Street SE,

Mailstop 42525

Olympia, WA 98504-2525


National Victim Related Organizations and Resources

Action Without Borders – Nonprofit Directory 

American Bar Association
ABA Center on Children and the Law

ABA Commission on Domestic Violence
ABA Commission on Law and Aging

American Humane Association
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
Anti-Defamation League
Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence

Battered Women’s Justice Project

Child Abuse Prevention Network

Childhelp USA

Child Quest International
Child Welfare League of America

Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS)
Family Violence & Sexual Assault Institute
Family Violence Prevention Fund

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
Justice Solutions

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

National Alliance to End Sexual Violence

National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Board

National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

National Center for Victims of Crime
National Center on Elder Abuse

National Children’s Alliance
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

National Coalition of Homicide Survivors

National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association

National Crime Victims Law Institute (NCVLI)
National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center

National Fraud Information Center
National Insurance Crime Bureau

National Multi Cultural Institute
National Network to End Domestic Violence

National Organization Against Male Sexual Victimization

National Organization for Victim Assistance

National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
National School Safety Center
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
National Victim Assistance Academy (OVC)

National Victim Assistance Academy (VALOR)
National Victims’ Rights Constitutional Amendment Network
National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center

Parents for Megan’s Law

Post Trauma Resources

Prevent Child Abuse America
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
Safe Campuses Now

Safe NOW Project, Inc.

Security on Campus, Inc.
Stalking Resource Center
Stop Family Violence

Victims' Assistance Legal Organization (VALOR)
Voices for America’s Children

Witness Justice


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Federal Agencies/Resources

Bureau of Justice Assistance
Bureau of Justice Statistics

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reports

Federal Judicial Center


National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

National Criminal Justice Reference Service
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

National Institute of Corrections

National Institute of Justice

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Sex Offender Public Registry

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

Office of Justice Programs

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Office of National Drug Control Policy

Office on Violence Against Women

Supreme Court of the United States

THOMAS: Federal Legislation
Department of Education, Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention

Department of Education Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools
Department of Health and Human Services Grantsnet
Department of Health and Human Services: Grants Information

Department of Health and Human Services, HRSA Funding Opportunities

Department of Justice
Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs, Overseas Citizens Services Victim Assistance
Department of Veterans Affairs National Center on PTSD

U.S. House of Representatives Victims' Rights Caucus

U.S. Parole Commission


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National Criminal and Juvenile Justice- and Public Policy-related Associations

American Center for Law and Justice
American Correctional Association

American Correctional Health Services Association
American Council for Drug Education
American Jail Association

American Probation and Parole Association
Association of Paroling Authorities International

Association for Conflict Resolution

American Youth Policy Forum
Association of State Correctional Administrators

Balanced and Restorative Justice Project

Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking

Center for Sex Offender Management

Center on Juvenile & Criminal Justice

Coalition for Juvenile Justice

Community Anti-Drug Coalition Institute
Community Justice Exchange
Community Policing Consortium
Correctional Education Association

Council of State Governments
Governors Highway Safety Association

Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention

Institute for Law and Justice
International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators

International Association of Chiefs of Police

Join Together

Justice Research and Statistics Association

National Association for Community Mediation
National Association for Native American Children of Alcoholics

National Association of Attorneys General
National Association of Counties
National Association of Court Management

National Association of Drug Court Professionals

National Association of Police Organizations
National Association of State Judicial Educators
National Association of Women Judges

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise
National Center for State Courts
National Conference of State Legislatures

National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
National Criminal Justice Association
National District Attorneys Association

National Governors Association
National Indian Justice Center
National Judicial College

National Juvenile Detention Association

National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center
National League of Cities
National Mental Health Association
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
National Sheriffs’ Association

Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Police Executive Research Forum

Police Foundation

Restorative Justice Online

Restorative Justice Project
Southern Poverty Law Center
State Justice Institute

Victim Offender Mediation Association


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State Directories

State Attorneys General Victim Service Programs

State Victims’ Rights Coalitions and Compliance Programs

Other Victim Resources

Legal Research/Resources


Latest Additions!

Get up-to-date on the latest developments in Victim Law with NCVLI’s 2012 Year in Review!  The National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) just released a special edition of its Crime Victim Law Update, a publication summarizing court decisions impacting victims’ rights.  In this special edition the most notable victims’ rights cases from 2012 that issued from state and federal courts nationwide are collected in one place.  You can get a copy of this resource by clicking here or visiting NCVLI's Victim Law Library where dozens of other rights resources can also be found!

Pew Center on the States Public Safety Performance Project highlights trends in state imprisonment rates.  This is very useful information for victim advocates and justice professionals

Restitution is one mechanism by which the justice system can ensure that the perpetrator, not the victim, bears the financial burden of crime. Despite laws affording victims statutory and constitutional rights to restitution, victims are fighting every day to secure full restitution orders and to recover even pennies on the dollar of those orders.  As part of its work to make this right more meaningful, the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) is litigating the issue in four cases pending in appellate courts right now, from a DUII case in front of the Oregon Supreme Court to a case in front of the Utah Supreme Court involving sexual misconduct with a minor.  Click here to read more about the right and these cases and check back for updates.

The “Making Restitution Real” Toolkit is finalized and available online from the National Center for Victims of Crime.  In addition to practical tips for victims and practitioners to improve restitution management, there are links to great resources created by state and local agencies to “make restitution real.”