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That Can Help If You Have Been Harassed or Assaulted at School

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Washington State Resources:

Malicious Harassment is a Class C Felony in Washington State. See RCW 9A.36.080. See the law: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=9A.36.080

The Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA): serves as a voice within government for the needs of crime victims in Washington State. Address: Washington State Department of Commerce, Office of Crime Victims Advocacy, P.O. Box 48304, 906 Columbia St. S.W., Olympia, WA 98504-8304; Direct Service Phone Line: (800) 822-1067; Fax: (360) 586-7176. Email: ocva@cted.wa.gov; Website: http://www.ocva.wa.gov/


OCVA Victims of Crime Act Program's purpose is to support the provision of services to victims of crime in Washington State. These services include:

The Office of the Education Ombudsman (OEO): helps solve conflict and problems between Washington families and elementary and secondary public schools. It is part of the Governor's Office and function independently from the public school system. Address: 155 N.E. 100th St. #210, Seattle, WA 98125-8012; Toll-free phone: (866) 297-2597, Phone interpreter services available; Office phone: (206) 729-3232; Fax: (206) 729-3251; Email: OEOinfo@gov.wa.gov (Please note: To protect your confidentiality and that of your student, OEO does not accept requests for conflict resolution assistance via email); Website: http://www.governor.wa.gov/oeo/

Washington State Crime Victims Compensation Program (CVCP): If you are a victim of a violent crime, and you suffered physical or psychological injury, you may be eligible for assistance through the CVCP. Website: http://www.lni.wa.gov/ClaimsIns/CrimeVictims/

Washington State Human Rights Commission (WSHRC): Website: http://www.hum.wa.gov/

United States Federal Resources:

The Matthew Shepard/James Byrd, Jr.,Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009: If you or someone you know has been the victim of a hate crime based on sexual orientation or gender identity, the  United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) may be able to help you. The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 gives the FBI authority to investigate violent hate crimes, including violence directed at the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. Website:

The United States Department of Justice: United States Attorneys: conduct most of the trial work in which the United States is a party under Title 28, Section 547 of the United States Code: the prosecution of criminal cases brought by the Federal government; the prosecution and defense of civil cases in which the United States is a party; and the collection of debts owed the Federal government which are administratively uncollectible. Website: http://www.justice.gov/usao/

The US Department of Justice Eastern District of Washington State: Website: http://www.justice.gov/usao/wae/


The US Department of Justice Western District of Washington State: Website: http://www.justice.gov/usao/waw/

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