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WAC 388-61A-1025

What services must a department-funded domestic violence program provide?

(1) Supportive services provided by the domestic violence program must align with the survivor-centered and empowerment service model described in this chapter, and must also:
(a) Include a discussion of safety and options with each victim of domestic violence seeking assistance;
(b) Be respectful, respond to each client's life situation, and respect each person's right to self-determination;
(c) Be provided in a safe and supportive environment that offers the client the opportunity to examine the events that led to the need for domestic violence services; and
(d) Be provided in a private setting for the comfort of the client and to protect the client's right to confidentiality.
(2) Domestic violence programs must provide the following:
(a) A location with a private setting to meet and assist victims of domestic violence who have a need for community advocacy or supportive services;
(b) A dedicated telephone line that serves as the contact number for the domestic violence program;
(c) Language and disability access;
(d) Crisis intervention;
(e) Safety planning;
(f) Individual advocacy, including legal advocacy;
(g) Support groups;
(h) Child care assistance during individual advocacy sessions and support groups for the adult victim;
(i) Emergency transportation assistance or access to transportation;
(j) Information and referral; and
(k) Community education and prevention efforts.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.123 RCW. WSR 18-09-015, ยง 388-61A-1025, filed 4/10/18, effective 5/11/18.]
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