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Sexual Violence Law Center

  • Location:
    101 Yesler Way Suite 300
    Seattle, WA 98104
  • Phone:
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  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website
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Sexual Violence Law Center is a nonprofit law firm that protects the privacy, safety, and civil rights of survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in Washington state. We provide holistic legal assistance and representation, meaning SVLC works to address all the legal needs a survivor is experiencing related to their abuse - safety, immigration, housing, employment, victim rights and more. Our work centers on the survivor’s needs, is trauma-informed and intersectional, based in anti-oppression, race and gender equity principles.

State served: Washington
Detention Facilities Served: Tacoma Northwest Detention Center (WA), Yakima County Department of Corrections (WA)

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Employment authorization, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Special Immigrant Visa (SIV), T visas, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
Other areas of legal assistance: Civil Rights, Education, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Housing
Non-legal services: Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-funded services for trafficking victims, Legislative advocacy (state or national)
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
Languages spoken: Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 10
Is organization BIA recognized? No
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 2

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes


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