Northwest Washington Domestic Violence Programs Honored by Larsen

Oct 13, 2016 Issues: Social Services, Tribes, Women's Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) has introduced a House resolution to honor programs in the Second District of Washington state that work to end domestic violence and to support victims of domestic violence.

October is “Domestic Violence Action Month.”

“On a single day in 2014, Washington domestic violence programs served 1,930 victims/survivors,” wrote Larsen. “These organizations and tribes…should be recognized for the work they do every day to help others in need.”

Larsen’s resolution highlights the work of numerous organizations and tribes including: Citizens Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse in Island County, Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County, Lummi Victims of Crime, Tulalip Tribes’ Legacy of Healing Advocacy Center and Safe House, Swinomish Tribe, Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services, and Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of the San Juan Islands.

In 2013, Larsen helped pass the Violence Against Women Act of 2013, legislation that strengthened law enforcement’s ability to counteract domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. The bill also expanded protections for Native, immigrant and LGBT victims.

For a full text of the resolution click HERE.

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