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Archive for 'Domestic Violence'

Video: combatting human trafficking

HSD’s Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention staff helped create and staff a display and video on human trafficking at the national conference of the National League of Cities, held in Seattle from November 13-15 at the downtown Convention Center. To view the video, “Not on Our Watch,” please click here.

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HSD names new division director

The Seattle Human Services Department is pleased to announce that Jason Johnson will be joining HSD next month as the new Division Director for the Community Support & Assistance division. In this capacity he will provide leadership to the department’s investments in homelessness services, food and meal programs, domestic violence and sexual assault services, utility […]

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A needed response…to potential sexual assault

Here’s a short but powerful video, “A Needed Response,” to potential sexual assault. Please share!

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Resources

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Here are some links to national and local organizations with information about the month and this important topic. National Sexual Violence Resource Center Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs  King County Sexual Assault Resource Center Here are some general links for good information regarding sexual assault and child sexual […]

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Mayor’s Proposed Budget preserves human services

Mayor Mike McGinn presented his Proposed 2013-2014 Budget to the City Council on September 24th. The budget preserves direct human services and adds funding for inflation increases for agencies, child care assistance, homeless families, domestic violence prevention, a pilot program to help young adults of color find career path jobs. For details about the budget […]

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Financial education classes for DV victims

The YWCA is sponsoring free 10-week classes of English and Spanish-language financial education classes for victims of domestic violence from September 5th through November 7th 2012 in a confidential location in South King County.  Both classes will be every Wednesday afternoon from 12:00-3:00 p.m. For more information, please call 206-250-9956 or see this flier in English, or this flier […]

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HSD co-sponsors DV forum Sept. 6-7

Lawyers, judges, law enforcement, social workers, victim advocates, scholars and experts from around the country will explore the complex problem of domestic violence and potential solutions at “Intersections, Insights & Interventions: Fourth Annual Domestic Violence Symposium,” at Seattle University School of Law on Sept. 6 and 7. For more information see this Web site.

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HSD to receive $920K to prevent violence against women

The City of Seattle’s Human Services Department has been awarded a two-year continuation grant from the federal Office of Violence Against Women in the amount of $920,523 for to develop and strengthen  responses to violence against women.  The Grants to Encourage Arrests Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders (Arrest) Program encourages communities to treat domestic violence, […]

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Proposals sought for domestic violence prevention training

The Seattle Human Services Department and the King County Housing Authority have announced the opportunity to submit a proposal describing a domestic violence training program designed for housing providers and landlords. The goal of this training program is to ensure safety and improve housing access for victims of domestic violence and their children; and expand […]

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Mayor takes stand against underage sex trafficking

Mayor Mike McGinn today called on Village Voice Media to meet with him and the Seattle Police Department to discuss strengthening their policies against underage sex trafficking in their print and online advertisements. “This is a serious and disturbing issue. We’ve received a growing number of reports that Backpage.com is being used to exploit children,” […]

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