Recap | October Pathways Forward: Centering Survivors

Categories: Advocacy, Community, Education and Training, Events, Impact, Spokane Resources
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  Local experts join ywca spokane to discuss impacts to domestic violence survivors of current legislative changes (>1 minute read)   During this year’s Week Without Violence, YWCA Spokane was joined by Sarah Dixit, Public Affair Manager of Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington & North Idaho, and Gonzaga Law Professor Mary Path Truethart, to engage …

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Legal Advocacy Services Guide

Categories: Advocacy
Legal terms can be tricky. Understanding the difference between a protection order and a restraining order doesn’t come up often in day-to-day life, unless your favorite crime show mentions it; however, in cases of domestic violence, these terms and rules can be crucial for a survivor’s safety. We often receive questions about what our legal …

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Support for Survivors in Court

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Court proceedings can be difficult for survivors, through the emotions, barriers, and bureaucracy of the process. RCW 7.105 aims to provide some relief during this process by allowing survivors to receive more support while in court.  Support Persons In Court Survivors can now bring a person of their choosing to provide emotional support for them …

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New Domestic Violence Law in Effect July 1st

Categories: Advocacy, Spokane Resources
Recently, the Washington State Legislature enacted a new chapter of the Revised Code of Washington regarding domestic violence. The Revised Code of Washington chapter 7.105 brings new changes to the legal definition of domestic violence (DV) and simplifies the process for getting a DV protection order. This New Expanded Legal Definition of DV Goes Into …

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Prevention Team Celebration At Rogers

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YWCA Spokane’s Prevention Team Celebrates the Recent Successful Completion of an Educational Series at John R. Rogers High School Focused on Health Relationships & Dating Violence During the spring semester, the YWCA Spokane Prevention Team spent one day a week for five weeks with students in a Rogers High School health class talking about healthy …

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