Civil Legal System

January, 2004

The purpose of this guide is to help a survivor or guardian of a child survivor understand the advantages and disadvantages of suing the perpetrator or other responsible parties in civil court. It is not legal advice and should not be substituted for the advice of an attorney. Consulting with an attorney can help a survivor determine what laws apply to their situation and what claims they may have against the perpetrator or other parties. This guide was last updated in 2004, so it is also…

Civil Legal System
Civil Legal Advocacy
September, 2012

This issue of "Connections" focuses on civil legal advocacy. As advocates, when we think of legal advocacy, we may focus on activities such as supporting a survivor at a defense interview, or accompanying a survivor to trial. Let's challenge ourselves to think outside of the criminal justice box and consider other remedies that may meet survivors' needs. This issue of "Connections" explores those remedies, focusing on employment and housing protections for survivors, court watching as an…

Legal Advocacy, Civil Legal System
January, 2003

Course material and handouts Sexual Assault Civil Legal Training.

  1. Training
  2. Civil Code
  3. Lawsuits
  4. Legal Issues
  5. Training
  • Publisher: WCSAP, 2003.
Civil Legal System
Sexual Assault Response Teams
January, 2005

This training video features interviews with survivors, victim advocates, forensic medical professionals, law enforcement officers, and prosecutors to acquaint viewers with the benefits of the multidisciplinary SART response.

  1. Sexual Violence
  2. Victim Advocacy
  3. Medical Issues: Exams
  4. Training Video
  5. Lawsuits
  6. Legal Issues
  • Author: Office for Victims of Crime Office for Victims of Crime
  • Publisher: Sexual…
Civil Legal System, SANE & Rape Kits
June, 2012

The Sexual Assault Protection Order (SAPO) Act was passed in 2006, increasing access to protection for sexual assault victims. Although SAPOs have filled a gap that previously existed, the process can be unpredictable and inaccessible to those seeking protection orders.

In this interactive webinar, participants will

  1. be given an overview of the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center's CourtWatch program and their SAPO monitoring project design;…
September, 2014

What is the PO Service Notification Program? How does it work? Who can access it? How can it be accessed? How can petitioners know when their protective order has been served? How many orders are issued in Washington per month? What kind of orders are issued and which ones are covered in this program? Are there other notifications the system can make? What can advocates do to assist?

These questions and more, including those you bring to the webinar and those presented in WCSAP’s…


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