We want
survivor justice served.

Sexual and gender based violence is never the victim’s fault. Our attorneys help survivors navigate a hostile and confusing legal system, access justice, and hold perpetrators and institutions accountable.

What We Do

Our work centers on the survivor’s needs, is trauma-informed and intersectional, based in anti-oppression, race and gender equity principles. SVLC protects the privacy, safety, and civil rights of survivors of sexual violence in Washington state, and helps them to reclaim their lives through:

Legal Services

Legal assistance and representation

Education

Trainings and
resources

STRATEGIC Initiatives

Technology based abuse 

We want survivor justice served.

Sexual violence is never the victim’s fault. Our attorneys help survivors navigate a hostile and confusing legal system, access justice, and hold perpetrators and institutions accountable.

What We Do

Our advocacy centers on the survivor’s needs, is trauma-informed and intersectional, based in anti-oppression, race and gender equity principles. SVLC protects the privacy, safety, and civil rights of survivors of sexual violence, and helps them to reclaim their lives through:

Legal Services

Legal assistance and representation

Advocacy

Policy reform, amicus support, technical assistance

Education

Trainings and
resources

STRATEGIC Initiatives

Technology based abuse 

Your Rights

Sexual and gender based violence can have lasting impacts on all aspects of a survivor’s life, including legal consequences in many areas. It is important that a survivor is aware of their rights and options.

Defamation

Speaking out publicly about your assault can be empowering and healing. It is important to be aware of the risks around defamation and know your options.

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Employment

Are you at risk of losing your job because of reporting sexual assault or harassment?

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Housing

Are you needing to move or break a lease because of the assault?

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Immigration

Do you fear deportation or your immigration status being in jeopardy?

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Safety

Are you afraid for your safety and need the perpetrator to stay away?

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Education (Title IX)

Are you experiencing trouble at school because of how administration is responding to your assault?

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Health

Are you unable to access appropriate medical and mental health services?

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Privacy

Is your private information or images being shared, requested or compromised?

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Victim Rights

Are you looking to report to police or is your case being charged?

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Rights As Minors

There is no universal age of consent for all legal issues related to your sexual assault. The age varies depending on the issue.

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Resources

Accurate and timely information about legal options and legal rights can assist both survivors and providers. If you don’t find the answer in our online resources, call our legal line at (844) 991-SVLC during business hours or email us to discuss your case and legal needs.