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Victim advocacy

Protective court orders

Washington state law allows you to ask a judge to grant an order to protect you from another person. A protection order means that person is not allowed to contact or harm you. Washington state has several different kinds of protection orders, including:

Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE)

VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) is a free, confidential service that provides you with information about the custody status of a person who has been arrested. Anyone can register for phone or email notification when custody status changes.

Crime Victims Compensation Fund

If you are a victim of a violent crime, and you suffered physical or psychological injury, you may be eligible for assistance through the Washington State Crime Victims Compensation Program. Learn more about crime victim benefits and how to apply.

Address Confidentiality Program

The Washington State Address Confidentiality Program protects the address of survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, trafficking or stalking. Participants use a substitute address in place of their actual physical or mailing address. Learn more about the Washington State Address Confidentiality Program.

Additional resources

Learn more about support available for survivors.