The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) is a non-profit organization that strives to unite agencies engaged in the elimination of sexual violence. WCSAP provides information, training and expertise to program and individual members who support victims, family and friends, the general public, and all those whose lives have been affected by sexual assault. WCSAP is committed to providing equal access to services to all program participants and to treat individuals with fairness, dignity, and respect. WCSAP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, military status, genetic information, and the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability in the delivery of services.
At the state and national level, WCSAP diligently works to create, shape, influence, and enhance policy that impacts survivors of sexual assault, their families, and community safety. They introduce, track, and respond to bills that affect survivors and communities. At the state level they testify before state legislative committees and contact state legislators. Federally, they regularly contact Congress and participate in an annual sexual assault lobby day held in Washington, D.C. At the coalition, they work to educate their members about relevant policy and support them in contacting their legislators. They also provide input on court rules and other state policies that pertain to sexual violence, victim services, and many other social justice issues. Read more about addressing public policy
Resources & Publications
WCSAP continually develops a wide variety of resources to assist sexual assault programs, allied organizations, and the public at large to increase their skills and awareness around issues of sexual violence. They produce print publications, online Tips, and a variety of other Special Editions. Read more about their resources and publications
WCSAP provides information, support, and consultative services to member programs, state and federal agencies, policy makers, allied organizations, and other interested individuals on how to best support survivors and rape crisis organizations and end sexual violence. Read more about the specific projects that they offer technical assistance around
WCSAP provides many training opportunities for volunteers and professionals working to end sexual violence in their communities. WCSAP uses webinars, online education tutorials, in-person trainings, and their annual conference, to help increase the knowledge and skills of advocates, therapists, and managers working to support survivors of sexual assault. WCSAP also provides technical assistance to members who are developing their own training programs. Read more about trainings and events