About Us

The mission of the Washington Domestic Violence Commission is to reduce the incidence of domestic violence and expand equal access to the justice system.

We are a non-profit organization created to fill a void in Washington’s response to domestic violence. We collaborate with families, law enforcement, domestic violence treatment providers and policy level officials to identify and implement improvements in systemic response through education, policy development and family services.

Our goals:

  • Encourage solutions that support cooperative co-parenting relationships.
  • Improve the response to domestic violence and abuse.
  • Continuously study court services and procedures, law enforcement procedures and protocol, and criminal justice data collection and analysis as they relate to domestic violence.
  • Effectuate coordination between agencies, departments and the courts with victims of domestic violence and abuse.
  • Promote effective prevention, intervention and treatment techniques which will be developed based upon research and data collection.
  • Develop intervention standards for treatment programs for domestic violence offenders.
  • Review and comment upon legislation relating to domestic violence.
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