Sexual Assault

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Other Personal Problems

If you are being hurt, threatened or stalked, try to talk with a domestic violence program. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE. 

For court forms, choose the Court Forms & Procedures tab below.

Domestic violence: Can the criminal legal system help me?

If you are being hurt, threatened, or stalked, try to talk with a domestic violence program. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE. Read this to learn what you should think about if you're thinking about filing a DVPO. #3705EN

How to hide your address from a stalker or abuser

Survivors of abuse, sexual assault, trafficking, or stalking can enroll in a state-run program to keep their address from the person who has been abusing, stalking or harassing them. #3706EN

Landlord-Tenant Issues for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Learn about how the law can protect you if you are a tenant AND a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, unlawful harassment or stalking. #6304EN

Leave from Work for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking

Washington State law allows employees to take time off from work to address domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Read this to learn more about your rights. #2502EN

Myths & Realities of Identity Change

If you are a survivor of domestic violence, harassment, stalking, or sexual assault, read this to learn about whether changing your name and social security number will provide you any additional safety. #3716EN

Renew your Protection Order

If your protection order is going to end soon and you want to extend it for another year or longer, get this packet to learn more and for the forms and instructions you need. #3704EN

Victims of Crimes and “U Visas”

A U visa or U nonimmigrant status is sometimes given to people who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are victims of certain crimes in the U.S. If you or someone in your family (spouse, child, sibling, or parent) is the victim of a crime, you might be able to change your immigration status. You may be able to apply for a U visa. #8124EN

Video - Civil Legal Aid Services for Trafficking Survivors in Washington State

Survivors of trafficking can find legal help in Washington at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Sexual Violence Law Center, and the Northwest Justice Project. This video explains the kinds of legal services available at each organization. This video has English audio with captions available in both Spanish and English.

Video - Sexual Harassment in Housing is Illegal

Sexual harassment by landlords and property managers is illegal! Tenants in this US Dept. of Justice video bravely share their stories about being harassed in their home by landlords.

Washington State Department of Health: Abortion info

Abortion is legal and confidential in Washington State. Learn more here.

Will I find out when the person who harmed me will be released from prison?

You will learn about a program that will let you know (notify you) if the person who hurt you will be released from prison. Finding this out in advance will help you have plans in place. #3712EN

Landlord-Tenant Issues for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Learn about how the law can protect you if you are a tenant AND a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, unlawful harassment or stalking. #6304EN

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