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Washington State-Sexual Assault Response Project

Seattle, Washington

The Washington State-Sexual Assault Response Project is a collaboration between Disability Rights Washington, the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs and the Long-term Care Ombudsman Program.  These three organizations came together to address the increased risk of sexual abuse for people with disabilities living in long-term care and who may have a disempowering environment.

Our Unique Contributions

The Washington State-Sexual Assault Response Project is working to enhance the response to violence and abuse within long-term care environments and to better support individuals within these environments who have experienced sexual violence.

Contact Us

Disability Rights Washington

Betty Schwieterman, Project Director

Phone: (206) 324-1521
Email: bettys@dr-wa.org

At a Glance

    Project Reach

  • State

    Agency Type

  • Disability Organization
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Unit

    Disability Focus

  • All Disabilities

    Victimization Type

  • Sexual Violence

    Solutions Implemented

  • Building Partnerships

This project is supported by the Office on Violence Against Women’s Training and Services to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities Grant Program.