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, […]

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 […]

New Resource! Friends & Family Guide for Helping Someone in an Abusive Relationship

We are thrilled to announce the release of our new Friends & Family Guide. This online resource covers how to help someone who is experiencing abuse, as well as how to talk to someone who is harming or abusing their partner. The guide also includes a section on how to support teens to have healthy relationships. WSCADV’s research […]

New Report on Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women & Girls

A new report by the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) documents murdered and missing indigenous women and girls in 71 cities. Seventy-one cases identified were in Washington State, the second highest of 10 states included in the analysis. Forty-five of those cases were in Seattle, the highest number of the 71 cities surveyed. The report, […]

New data from the National Intimate Partner & Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS)

The National Intimate Partner & Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) is an ongoing, nationally representative survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The survey assesses sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence in the United States. In May 2018, the CDC released new data in this NISVS 2015 Data Brief. Sexual […]

New Study Finds Racial & Gender Segregation in Restaurant Industry

A new study—Ending Jim Crow in America’s Restaurants—reveals deep racial and gender segregation in the restaurant industry. This means that women, immigrants, and people of color working in restaurants have less opportunity to increase their wages. When survivors don’t have access to a livable, stable income, it affects how they make decisions about their relationships: […]

National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey

New data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) illustrate the lifetime health consequences of domestic and sexual violence. In Washington State, 41% of women and 32% of men report experiencing violence from an intimate partner. According to national data, men and women experience […]

Domestic Violence Counts: Census 2016 Report

On September 14, 2016, 66 out of 70 (94%) identified domestic violence programs in Washington participated in the National Census of Domestic Violence Services, a one-day unduplicated count of adults and children seeking domestic violence services in the United States. This annual census documents the number of individuals who sought services in a single 24-hour […]

Building the Evidence Base for Domestic Violence Services & Interventions

A new report from the Center for Policy Research and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence looks at opportunities for building the evidence base for domestic violence services and interventions. Building Evidence for Domestic Violence Services & Interventions: A Framing Paper This paper 1) provides a summary and critique of the current state of rigorous evidence on core […]