Election Season and Non-Profit Advocacy: What to Know

As advocates, we know that elections matter. Advocates and non-profits can be involved in the electoral process in limited ways, with very specific restrictions based on Federal and state law. This summary provides some general information on the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ of non-profit advocacy around elections.

DV Fatality Review Recommendations: Housing

Based on in-depth reviews of 84 domestic violence homicide and murder-suicide cases, the Domestic Violence Fatality Review has identified 11 key goals to improve the response to domestic violence in Washington State. Among these key goals: Increase victims’ options for economic and housing stability.

DV Fatality Review Recommendations: Historically Marginalized Communities

Based on in-depth reviews of 84 domestic violence homicide and murder-suicide cases, the Domestic Violence Fatality Review has identified 11 key goals to improve the response to domestic violence in Washington State. Among these key goals: Improve the relationships between historically marginalized communities and law enforcement and appropriately provide translation services for non-English speaking communities.

Safety Planning with DV Survivors: Core Concepts

Safety planning is one of the foundations for meaningful survivor-centered advocacy. The webinar and attachments take a look at the theory behind safety planning and how to do it well in real life. This is helpful for anyone who works closely with DV survivors, particularly new advocates and those looking for a refreshed perspective on a classic advocacy technique.

2018 Legislative Wrap Up Webinar

Our annual wrap up summary of bills impacting survivors of abuse during the 2018 Washington State legislative session. View slides here.  Answers to questions raised during our 2018 Legislative Wrap Up Webinar.

Staff Retention: We all want it, but how

Deadria Boyland and June Loveall do a deep dive into the issue of staff retention and how it affects the bottom line. This webinar covers onboarding, work culture, competitive wages and benefits, and longevity. We will reference Strategies for Staff Retention in Cris Sullivan’s ‘Mission-focused Management & Empowerment Handbook.’ “Low pay, emotionally demanding work and […]

Prevention – You can do it!

Our Prevention – You can do it! cheat sheet helps to shed light on the sometimes tricky task of figuring out how to make the most of your limited time to do prevention. It helps answer the question, “Is this prevention or is this community education?” and provides guiding principles to reflect upon as you […]

Strategies for Effective Protective Orders

Washington State law requires courts to order surrender of firearms with certain domestic violence protective orders. But does it work? This document lists potential strategies for advocates, law enforcement, and courts at each stage of the Protection Order process to ensure safe removal of firearms from abusers.

Orders to Surrender Firearms Flow Chart

When does Washington State law require the surrender of weapons with a protective order? Under state law, courts issuing certain protective orders must order the respondent to surrender firearms and their concealed pistol license.