We are very excited about working together with our partners to make system improvements that will make it easier for survivors and their children to access services that will improve their safety, health, and well-being.We know that our collaborative, collective impact model is a national best practice and we are ready to be a leading example locally and nationally” said Schelli Slaughter Executive Director of the Family Support Center of South Sound.
“This program challenges the whole community to work together to identify barriers and develop solutions that enhance victim safety and hold offenders accountable,” said United States Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates in a press release from the Department of Justice announcing this year’s grant recipients.
“We are so honored to be the only agency in the State of Washington to receive this award and 1 of 44 selected in the nation.
Imposes a four-dollar fee on the admission to a sexually-oriented live adult entertainment establishment.
Exempts the following from public inspection and copying under the public records act: Records and information contained within the statewide sexual assault kit tracking system.
Creates the Washington sexually oriented business fee account.
2016 REGULAR SESSION Jan 14: First reading, referred to Public Safety (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report).Funding will also provide mobile advocacy to underserved Spanish speaking survivors who live in rural areas of the community where economic and geographic barriers make safely accessing and navigating complex services difficult.“This grant provides us with an amazing opportunity to work more closely together with our nonprofit and criminal justice partners to address the growing problem of domestic violence especially among military service members, veterans, and their families.I really believe that with these new resources we can increase safety for our entire community and improve our system wide response to make it easier for survivors and their kids get the help they need” said Thurston County Sheriff John Snaza.The Family Support Center of South Sound and partners in the Family Justice Center Program collectively and collaboratively serve more than 700 adult and child survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking each year.APP - Majority; 2nd substitute bill be substituted, do pass. Feb 26: Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at AM. WM - Majority; do pass with amendment(s) by Law & Justice. Jan 26: Public hearing in the House Committee on Public Safety at AM.