Establishing the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy

As a result of the Community Protection Act of 1990 and Executive Order 90-03, the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy was established and placed in the Department of Community Development.

Since February, 1990, the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy has advocated for crime victims, administered sexual assault treatment and prevention grants, solicited suggestions an state practices, policies, and priorities that would help communities treat victims of sex offenders, and reviewed the organization of crime victims services in state and local government. The Office has also made recommendations to the Governor and other policy makers on future crime victims' programs and their organizational location. The Executive Order establishing the office terminated on July 1, 1991. There is a continuing need for the services provided by the Office.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Booth Gardner, Governor of the State of Washington, by virtue of the power vested in me, do hereby order that the Office of Crime Victims' Advocacy in the Department of Community Development continue to exist and continue to carry out its responsibilities as follows:

A. Administer grant programs for sexual assault treatment and prevention services, as authorized by RCW 43.280;

B. Assist communities in planning and implementing services for crime victims;

C. Advocate on behalf of crime victims in obtaining needed services and resources; and

D. Advise local and state governments on practices, policies and priorities which impact crime victims.

This Executive order is effective immediately and shall continue until terminated or superceded.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the State of
Washington to be affixed at Olympia this
15th day of September A.D., Nineteen hundred and ninety-two.

Booth Gardner
Governor of Washington


Secretary of State