Washington Efforts

Status of Marsy's Law in Washington

A state Constitutional Amendment for Victims’ Rights was passed in November, 1989, with the support of 78% of the voters.

  • To learn more about your rights in Washington, please visit the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) by clicking here.
Violent Crime In Your State: Did You Know?

According To Recently Released Statistics By The Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI), Washington Experienced 20,394 Violent Crimes In 2015.

  • In 2015, There Were 211 Murders And Nonnegligent Manslaughters.
  • In 2015 There Were 2,705 Rapes.
  • In 2015 There Were 5,449 Robberies.
  • In 2015 There Were 12,029 Aggravated Assaults.

Source: 2015 Crime In The United States, State Totals, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Website, 9/26/16

Resources in Washington

State Of Washington, Department Of Community, Trade, And Economic Development’s Office Of Crime Victims Advocacy

Washington State Department Of Labor And Industries’ Help For Crime Victims

Washington Department Of Corrections Victim Services Program

Washington State Crime Victim Compensation Program

Washington Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS)

Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Washington State Native American Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Assault

Washington Coalition Of Crime Victim Advocates (WCCVA)

Washington Victim Support Services

Washington Coalition Of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP)