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Domestic Violence

The City of Auburn has many resources for support victims/survivors of domestic violence. From our Domestic Violence Legal Advocate to the Auburn Victim Support Team (VST) that supports victims/survivors of domestic violence in the critical time following a 911 call and police response.

Our team can also help with immediate shelter needs, talk with victims about what's next in the criminal justice process, and help victims connect to the resources that are available to stay safe.

For more information call 253-261-6536 or email dvadvocate@auburnwa.gov.


Information for Victims

If you are a victim of domestic violence, or are concerned about a family member, friend, co-worker or neighbor, visit the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence victim resource page to get help, find information or for assistance with problem solving. 

Domestic Violence Victim Impact Panel (DV VIP)

The Domestic Violence Victim Impact Panel is where survivors of domestic violence come and tell about how family members (including children) were killed because of domestic violence and how the defendants' behavior affects the children in the home and the community in general. The Panel is essential to help survivors in their healing process. It is more for the survivors than it is for the people who are court ordered to attend. View the Victim Impact Panel Rules (PDF).

The Panels are held the third Thursday of every month in Auburn and the fourth Wednesday of every other month in Federal Way. View the 2014 schedules:
Victim Impact Panel Schedule - English (PDF)
Victim Impact Panel Schedule - Spanish (PDF)

The fee is $35 and all funds collected go to the Coordinated Community Response Against Domestic Violence (CCRADV) non-profit organization to give victims of violence immediate funds to move, for transportation, gas, electric, phone, etc. Please review website www.ccradv.org for detailed information.

WARNING: People can tell what Internet sites you've visited on your computer. Be safe! Use the Internet at a local library, a friend's house, or at work. Learn how to protect your safety.

You can also find information about Protection Orders here.


Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE)

VINE is an automated victim notification system that allows victims of domestic violence and other crimes to register to be notified of an inmate's release from jail, and to get information on charges and bail amount. VINE provides information on the custody status of inmates who have been booked into any King County Department of Adult Detention facility.

Victims and the general public will be able to call the VINE system toll-free, to verify whether an inmate is in custody, and register to receive automatic telephone notification upon an inmate's custody status change or obtain information on the VINELink website or call 1-877-425-VINE (8463)

Callers will also be provided with information on additional victim assistance services. VINE is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Tagalog, Chinese and Amharic.

Funding for VINE system implementation was provided to King County by the City of Seattle's Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Office, through a federal Violence Against Women Act grant. Funding for system maintenance is provided through US West.


Cell Phone Program

The Family Violence Unit has implemented a Cellular Telephone Program that is designed to enable victims of domestic violence to place a call for help when they most need it. Too often there are barriers that prevent someone from calling 911. It is our philosophy that in today's society not being able to afford or have access to a phone is not an acceptable situation. We have established this program to provide cellular phones to people who may be at risk of physical harm.

If you believe that a cellular phone would enhance your safety, please contact the Auburn DV-Victim Support Team at 253-804-3106 (2) to leave a message about obtaining a cell phone that will enable you to call 911. To insure the integrity of the program, a member of the Family Violence Unit will screen all callers.

If you wish to donate a cellular phone to this program, please call the number listed above to speak to a member of the Family Violence Unit.