The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs helps connect veterans and their family members to the benefits and services they earned through their military service.
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The mission of the Washington State Office of Public Defense (OPD) is "to implement the constitutional and statutory guarantees of counsel and to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of indigent defense services funded by the state... ." RCW 2.70.005. Established by the Legislature in 1996, OPD is an independent agency of the judicial branch.
The Office of Crime Victims Advocacy Resource Guide can help you to locate a non-emergency victim service provider in Washington State. Each service provider offers a variety of services including: crisis intervention, advocacy, support groups, medical and mental health care, transitional housing, and emergency shelter. Additionally, some service providers may focus on domestic violence or sexual assault.
You can search the directory using the county map to locate a service provider.
Washington State Crime Victim Compensation Program may be able to help if you or a loved one has suffered personal injury from a violent crime.
Washington Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN) is a free and confidential telephone and/or web service that allows victims and other concerned citizens to track the custody status of offenders in county and city jails and the Department of Corrections.
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of a large and robust transportation system, and is responsible for ensuring that people and goods move safely and efficiently. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT is responsible for the state ferry system, and works in partnership with others to maintain and improve local roads, railroads, airports, and multi-modal alternatives to driving. WSDOT tracks, reports, and manages its programs and project according to the six transportation policy goals adopted by the Legislature in RCW 47.01.012. The six policy goals are safety, preservation, mobility (congestion relief), environment, stewardship, and economic vitality. These goals are interdependent and support the overall vision for all transportation agencies (like WSDOT) in the state. WSDOT, working closely with private contractors, is in the midst of delivering the largest capital construction program in our history—more than $16.3 billion in projects, including 421 highway projects.