CRIME VICTIMS SERVICE CENTER
Anyone can be a victim
We have a new advocate joining this program. Please welcome Linda to her new role as the Crime Victim Services Advocate. Linda will be here to support you while you process through your feelings about being a victim of crime, help you construct a plan for future safety, support you with the legal system, and assist with applications for Crime Victims Compensation. Not everyone who experiences a crime wants to contact the legal system; that is an individual choice. We are here to support you no matter what.
If you are a victim of a crime, contact us 24-hours a day, toll-free, at 1-800-743-7855. Business hours are 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday-Friday. For West End residents, our local number is (360) 374-6411. After-hours emergency calls may also use toll-free “Families & Friends” at 1-800-346-7555.
Our advocates are here to listen to you, and to support you in making the decisions that are right for you. We believe that everyone can make their own best decisions. Our job is to support people in the process. Our goal is to empower each person to feel confident as they move forward as a survivor.
Advocates can assist with reporting crimes to law enforcement, support during court proceedings, access to legal paperwork, referrals to legal system for consultation and other services.
Advocates can provide assistance with accessing medical exams and support during exams, access to medical information.
Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for services through a program called Crime Victims Compensation. We can assist in completing the application, including gathering the documentation needed.