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  • Domestic Violence: Can the Legal System Help Protect Me?

    3700EN - This publication defines domestic violence, advises how you can protect yourself and your family by getting a protection order or restraining order, and provides information on where to get help. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • Civilian and Military Protection Orders: Which Should I Get?

    3710EN - There are key differences between the issuance and enforcement of protection orders by state courts (civilian protection orders) and protection orders issued and enforced by the military (military protection orders). Knowing the differences will help you decide what kind of protection order to get. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Crime Victims Advocacy Network

    We are a network of advocates working with those hurt or harmed by crime in Mason, Thurston, Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties. We work to protect the rights and dignity of crime victims by providing them with support, referrals and advocacy in a compassionate, proactive and empowering manner. Read More

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    Crime Victims Advocacy Network
  • Crisis Text Line

    Crisis Text Line serves young people in any type of crisis, providing them access to free, 24/7, emotional support and information they need via the medium they already use and trust: text. Here’s how it works: A teen texts into CTL anywhere, anytime; a live, trained specialist receives the text and responds quickly; the specialist helps the teen stay safe and healthy with effective, secure counseling and referrals through text message using CTL’s platform. CTL partners with existing organizations that are experienced, highly trained, and well-equipped to respond to teens in crisis: experienced crisis centers, youth-serving organizations, and experts in the youth and mental health fields. Read More

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    Crisis Text Line
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Abuse in Later Life

    Abuse in later life occurs when an older person is subjected to a pattern of coercive behaviors used to gain & maintain power and control perpetrated by a family member or someone with whom the elder has an ongoing relationship. It is the intersection between elder abuse and domestic violence. Read More

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    National Clearinghouse on Abuse Later in Life
  • Internet Security

    Please note that computer use can be monitored by an abuser and is impossible to completely clear. This web page provides an overview of internet security and safety when using email. Read More

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    Womenslaw.org
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    Spanish / Español
  • Landlord/Tenant Issues For Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and/or Stalking

    6304EN - You should read this if you are a tenant AND a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, unlawful harassment or stalking You have protections under the state Residential Landlord Tenant Act (RLTA). The RLTA is in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW 59.18). Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Leave from Work for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking

    Washington State has a law that allows employees to take time off from work to address domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Read this memo to learn more about your rights. Read More

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    Legal Voice
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    Russian / Pусский
    Chinese / 中文
  • New Social Security Numbers for Domestic Violence Victims

    If you’re a victim of family violence, harassment, abuse, or life-endangering situations, Social Security may be able to help you. Public awareness campaigns stress how important it is for victims to develop safety plans that include gathering personal papers and choosing a safe place to go. Sometimes, the best way to evade an abuser and reduce the risk of further violence may be to relocate and establish a new identity. Following these changes, getting a new Social Security number may also be helpful. Read More

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    Social Security Administration
  • Protection Order Advocacy Program

    Information about when and how to get a protection order. Read More

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    King County
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    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский
  • Violence against Women Act Reauthorization of 2013: New Protections for Native American Survivors of Domestic Violence

    3702EN - Congress enacted the Violence against Women Act (“VAWA”) in 1994 in response to the severity of violence against women and the need for a national strategic response. VAWA sought to improve criminal justice and community-based responses to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking in the United States. VAWA strengthened provisions to protect victims of domestic violence, hold offenders accountable and created programs to provide services for the victims. Read More

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    Northwest Justice Project
  • Vulnerable Adult Protection Order

    An Order for Protection can help keep a vulnerable adult safe. However, an order is only one part of protecting a vulnerable adult. If you have questions about other options, call: the statewide telephone number to report abuse or neglect: 1-866-ENDHARM, 1-866-363-4276; or call the Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-562-6025. Read More

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    Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Washington Public Assistance for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

    7924EN - This publication will tell you what benefits you may be eligible for if you are an immigrant and a victim of domestic violence. If you have a different immigration status, please read one of our other publications on this topic. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Washington Public Assistance for Victims of Trafficking

    You may be a victim of trafficking if someone helped you enter the U.S. and then made you work for little or no pay or do work that makes you uncomfortable (such as sex work). This explains what benefits you may be eligible for if you are a victim of trafficking. Publication #7933EN. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Womens Law - Domestic Violence Information

    This web site contains links to help you navigate the court system in Washington as well as contact information for many organizations that can help you. Read More

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    Women's Law Initiative

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