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Best Starts for Kids Helps Shift Culture in Renton Schools

Preventing sexual assault is a growing and critical piece of KCSARC’s work. We know breaking the cycle of violence means victims need to feel supported and believed when they report assault. That begins with a well-informed community that recognizes and responds to sexual abuse with belief and compassion, shifting the burden and blame to the offender and off the victim.  

King County: Has your ballot arrived in the mail yet?

Ballots dropped in the mail for King County residents on October 18, and yours should arrive in your mailbox sometime this week. This election includes important decisions for the future of King County, including whether or not to continue and expand services for a growing population of vulnerable residents.

KCSARC endorses the Yes on Prop 1 initiative to pass the King County Veterans, Seniors, and Human Services Levy.

Survivors of sexual assault need access to affordable health care!

In this fight to protect vital services for survivors, lawmakers in Washington stood strong against proposed legislation that would make strip health care away from those who need it most. We want to thank the members of our congressional delegation who continue to take a stand and fight for vital services.

To highlight their continued work, we’ve sent thank you cards to Senator Murray and Maria Cantwell, along with Representatives Jayapal, Smith, DelBene, and Reichert.

Reform means positive change for victims of sexual assault

During the 2017 legislative session, we prioritized amending the Sexual Assault Protection Order (SAPO) Act in Washington state to better support and protect survivors of sexual assault. With your help, and the help of other advocates, survivors, lawmakers, and like-minded organizations, this common-sense, victim-focused reform was successfully passed.

These changes take effect this Sunday, July 23! What does this historic reform mean for survivors of sexual assault?

Sexual Assault Awareness Throughout King County

This April, we called on you to raise your voices during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).

During SAAM, we come together to raise public awareness about sexual violence, educate communities on how to prevent it, and give individuals the chance to speak out.

Amplified Stories: I Am Not the Only One

AMPLIFIED STORIES is a platform created by KCSARC in order to amplify the voices of survivors of sexual violence. Shared experiences hold the power to validate, heal, and change. The post below was submitted by a survivor who gave KCSARC permission to share their story.

'Being able to have a conversation about sexual assault is a big step forward.'

We asked Anna Moore, a longtime KCSARC supporter and community advocate, about the changes in conversation surrounding sexual assault, what people can do help prevent violence, and why she is such a strong supporter of KCSARC’s mission.  


What do you think has changed for the better in the public's perception about sexual assault?

I think that general awareness has increased. There is more outreach being done in the community, there is more media/social media attention about the issue of sexual violence.

Amplified Stories: Choose the Healing Path That's Right for You

AMPLIFIED STORIES is a platform created by KCSARC in order to amplify the voices of survivors of sexual violence. Shared experiences hold the power to validate, heal, and change. The post below was submitted by a survivor who gave KCSARC permission to share their story.

Changing the Conversation

As Sexual Assault Awareness Month comes to an end, we want to challenge you to continue changing the conversation with family, with friends, and with colleagues in effort to stop sexual assault.

To help with this challenge, every Monday, we’ll post a new topic with questions on our Instagram feed. We hope you will continue asking – and answering – these thought-provoking questions.

Amplified Stories: I'm afraid sometimes, but I know I'm not alone.

AMPLIFIED STORIES is a platform created by KCSARC in order to amplify the voices of survivors of sexual violence. Shared experiences hold the power to validate, heal, and change. The post below was submitted by a survivor who gave KCSARC permission to share their story.

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