The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) is a non-profit organization that strives to unite agencies engaged in the elimination of sexual violence. WCSAP provides information, training and expertise to program and individual members who support victims, family and friends, the general public, and all those whose lives have been affected by sexual assault. Our activities include:
At the state and national level, WCSAP diligently works to create, shape, influence, and enhance policy that impacts survivors of sexual assault, their families, and community safety. We introduce, track, and respond to bills that affect survivors and communities. At the state level we testify before state legislative committees and contact state legislators. Federally, we regularly contact Congress and participate in an annual sexual assault lobby day held in Washington, D.C. At the coalition, we work to educate our members about relevant policy and support them in contacting their legislators. We also provide input on court rules and other state policies that pertain to sexual violence, victim services, and many other social justice issues. Read more about addressing public policy.
WCSAP continually develops a wide variety of resources to assist sexual assault programs, allied organizations, and the public at large to increase their skills and awareness around issues of sexual violence. We produce print publications, online Tips, and a variety of other Special Editions. Read more about our resources and publications.
WCSAP provides many training opportunities for volunteers and professionals working to end sexual violence in our communities. WCSAP uses webinars, online education tutorials, in-person trainings, and our annual conference, to help increase the knowledge and skills of advocates, therapists, and magangers working to support survivors of sexual assault. WCSAP also provides technical assistance to members who are developing their own training programs. Read more about trainings and events.