The WCSAP office is on Indigenous land: the traditional territory of Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Nisqually and Squaxin Island peoples. Olympia and the South Puget Sound region are covered by the Treaty of Medicine Creek, signed under duress in 1854. We are guests on this land. We acknowledge the State of Washington was home to tribal peoples since time immemorial.
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. WCSAP is committed to providing equal access to services to all program participants and to treat individuals with fairness, dignity, and respect. WCSAP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, military status, genetic information, and the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability in the delivery of services.
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.
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.
WCSAP provides information, support, and consultative services to member programs, state and federal agencies, policy makers, allied organizations, and other interested individuals on how to best support survivors and rape crisis organizations and end sexual violence.
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 managers working to support survivors of sexual assault. WCSAP also provides technical assistance to members who are developing their own training programs.