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Legislative Priorities

Washington State Legislative News: KCSARC, as part of a working group of sexual assault partners statewide, is calling on legislators to strengthen policies and resources for survivors of sexual assault and for greater transparency about outcomes when survivors access the criminal justice system.  Learn more about our 2021 priorities.

Federal Legislative News: KCSARC prioritizes strengthening federal policies and funding that support and assist survivors of sexual assault. Find out what we're currently working on.


COVID-19 Impact on Sexual Assault Services: Presentation to WA Legislators 

How is the pandemic affecting survivors and ability of accredited Community Sexual Assault Programs and other providers statewide to adequately serve them? 

To answer this question, KCSARC surveyed Office of Crime Victim Advocacy (OCVA)-funded sexual assault service providers throughout the state. Together with agencies from across Washington, we presented findings to state legislators in June.

The report identified priority issues common to all providers: