Crime Victim Service Center

Address:
830 N Columbia Center Blvd. Suite H
Kennewick, Washington 99336

Phone: 509-374-0130
Toll Free: 888-9-VICTIM
e-mail: sarcadmin@verizon.net

The Crime Victim Service Center (CVSC) is here to help you. CVSC services are available to all community members in Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, and Asotin Counties in Washington State. CVSC service is available 24 hours a day to assist anyone who has questions or concerns about crime and the confusion that comes along with being a victim of crime. CVSC services are free of charge and confidential. Please contact CVSC at (509) 374-0130 or (888) 9 - VICTIM for information or to access the following services.

Discrimination Policy: Discrimination is prohibited in all programs and activities: no one shall be excluded on the basis of their marital status (including domestic relationships), race, religion, gender, nationality, age, veteran status, citizenship status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, the use of trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, sexual orientation, or any other protected status.  


Medical Advocacy
 

Our agency staff and trained volunteer advocates respond to hospital calls to provide medical advocacy to victims of crime. Our advocates can also assist will filling out the Crime Victims Compensation Program (CVCP) application. Depending on the circumstances of you crime, this service through Washington State way be able to help with medical costs and compensation for lost wages while injured.  
 

Legal Advocacy

We provide legal advocacy at police interviews and court proceedings. Moral support and information is given to victims, family, friends, and witnesses to crime. The Crime Victim Service Center can provide support to victims during legal interviews and statements, assist will filling out Protection Orders or Anti-Harassment Orders, provide and information on upcoming court hearings, defense interviews, and trials. Advocates would also be able to assist crime victims with their Victim Impact Statements in preparation for sentencing. In addition to keeping victims informed of their right within the State of Washington and other services within the their county. We would also be able to inform victims of other resources and programs that may apply to their crime or situation such as the Address Confidentiality Program.      

Crisis Intervention

Our staff provides short-term crisis intervention to clients. Advocates provide information, support, and validation for the client's feelings. We often recommend that clients seek additional therapy to assist in the healing process.

 

Library Resources

CVSC has a wide collection of books on the topic of crime and issues surrounding crime victimization. These resources are available for CVSC clients and the general public, students, clients, victims in general, and service professionals.

 

Crisis Line

CVSC advocates are available 24 hours a day to answer questions, or if you just need someone to listen. This line also serves as a point of contact for clients who may need immediate emergency assistance.

 

Referral Services

Our Staff is able to assist clients in finding resources in their county and information related to their crime.

 

Counseling

The CVSC in Benton/Franklin Counties offers eight counseling sessions at no charge for victims or witnesses of crime and/or their non-offending family members. Counseling is available to residents in Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield, and Asotin Counties through sub-contracts with a variety of agencies.

 

Therapy Referrals

Referrals are available for longer term counseling or if another counselor would better meet the needs of the client. We have information regarding payment options, sliding fee scales, medical coupons, and Crime Victims Compensation.

 

Support Groups

Support groups are available either on-site or through referral for victims of crime, non-offending family members, friends, and witnesses to crime.