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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:


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.
Washington State Legislative News: KCSARC is calling on the legislature to enact commonsense reforms that better support survivors of sexual assault, and help remove barriers that prevent many victims from reporting to law enforcement. And we're making progress - learn more about what we accomplished during the latest session.