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Activism to Advocacy


In this webinar we'll explore the development of LCS Northwest's community based victim advocate services on the campus of Gonzaga University in Spokane.  In 2014 student activists rallied for a change in the way sexual assault was handled on Gonzaga University's campus.  One of their priorities was a confidential victim advocate to speak with on campus.  We'll take you through the process of making sure all voices were heard, advocating for survivor needs within the university system, and what it takes to come together to create a new way of doing things. You'll hear the challenges the university as well as the CSAP faced bringing this plan to fruition.


Ligeia DeVleming

Ligeia DeVleming attended Eastern Washington University for her undergraduate studies in Social Work and Women and Gender Studies. She went on to earn her Master of Social Work from Boise State University. Ligeia has ten years of experience in the social service field encompassing direct service, program development, and management. Since 2013, she has worked at LCS Northwest as a Washington State Certified Sexual Assault and Crime Victim Advocate providing medical, legal, and general advocacy to survivors of traumatic crimes. Over the past two years, Ligeia has worked alongside college and university students who have experienced sexual violence and misconduct. Currently, Ligeia has the privilege and honor to serve as an Advocacy Supervisor supporting LCS Northwest’s team of Washington State Certified Sexual Assault and Crime Victim Advocates.

Erin Williams Hueter

Erin has worked with survivors of sexual assault, child abuse and domestic violence since 1995 when she first began work helping parents of children with disabilities find respite care. Since that time she's held numerous positions as a Victim Advocate, Health Educator, Supervisor and Administrator in Oregon and Washington. She has proudly served at LCS Northwest since 2001, and has been the Director of Victim Advocacy & Education since 2012 overseeing sexual assault and crime victim advocacy programs. During Erin's time in this position, the program has grown by nearly 20% and she has had the honor of serving on several local and statewide groups speaking to the needs of survivors. She's spoken at numerous events, but one of the most important to her was delivering the Call to Action at the 2015 International Women's Day Symposium in her community. She's fortunate to work with many inspiring, intelligent, and hardworking teammates at LCS Northwest.

Recording and Material

Reviewed: February 23rd, 2017