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Open Letter from Gender-Based Violence Organizations Regarding Sex Trade Arrests in Seattle

October 9, 2019 Dear Mayor Durkan and Members of the Seattle City Council, We are leading organizations in Washington State working to end sexual assault, domestic violence, and other forms of gender-based violence. We are deeply disturbed by the news, reported last week, that the Seattle Police Department has apparently abandoned existing policy on prostitution […]

Domestic Violence ACTION Month is Here!

October is Domestic Violence ACTION Month and we’ve got all the tools you’ll need to engage your community. Check them out here and please tag us in your social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! This year, we are focusing on communities taking action by promoting lessons from our new Friends and Family Guide. […]

Welcome Our New Executive Director

Message from the Board of Directors I am thrilled to share with you the news that the Board of Directors has hired Judy Chen as WSCADV’s new Executive Director. She will start September 15. This process has been an incredible journey, and I’m so grateful that we found in Judy a candidate whose depth of […]

Join WSCADV’s Board of Directors!

We want you! The WSCADV Board of Directors is looking for folks from member programs as well as from the greater community to run for election to our board. This year, we are seeking nominees who can bring skills and experience in community activism—including on race equity, economic justice, gender and reproductive liberation— and/or finance, […]

Immigrant Rights are Human Rights: WCSAP & WSCADV Stand with Immigrant Families

The continuing abhorrent separation of children from family members and incarceration of children is appalling and a human rights violation. The crisis on our U.S. Border is exacerbated by these cruel policies steeped in hatred of immigrants from Latin American countries and Black and Brown immigrants coming via Latin American countries. The camps have been […]

New Resource: Research Across the Walls

Research Across the Walls is a new resource available from Survived and Punished, a national coalition working to support incarcerated survivors. Survived and Punished advocates for an end to policies and practices that criminalize and punish survivors for actions taken to survive sexual and domestic violence. Research Across the Walls presents tools, resources, ideas, models, […]

New Initiative Uses Sports as Platform to End Sexual Assault and Dating Abuse

We are thrilled to announce that WSCADV launched Team Up Washington today, in partnership with the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress and LifeWire. The new initiative is designed to prevent violence by equipping student athletes with tools to stand up for respect and to shift culture at their high schools and in […]

Executive Director Search

We are excited to announce that we are launching a search for a new Executive Director for the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV). Last year, Nan Stoops transitioned out of this role and into her current role as Strategic Advisor. Our Director of Strategic Initiatives, Judy Chen, stepped in as Acting Executive Director […]

Deadline extended: hiring for 2 positions!

WSCADV has extended the application deadline to June 11, 2019 for 2 full-time positions for our Seattle office: Program Coordinator on domestic violence legal advocacy and survivor advocacy training Operations Specialist We’ve got a friendly, collaborative work environment, great benefits, and an exciting vision rooted in race equity, economic justice, and gender and reproductive liberation! […]

Your Rights at Work

New resource! This easy to share poster outlines the workplace protections we have in Washington State for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against people based on their experience of  abuse. This law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for survivors, like a change in […]