24-Hour Domestic Abuse Hotline: 208.343.7025


24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: 208.345.7273

From Bev’s Desk

24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 208.343.7025 24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline: 208.345.7273 (RAPE)

April 2013

How Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Protects Victims – Renewed by
Congress in March 2013, note the following key parts of VAWA:

  •  Training programs for law enforcement officers have helped improve their understanding of the crime, their ability to effectively interview victims,and the quality of police investigations. Similar training for district attorneys has helped improve their ability to prosecute rape, while training for judges has improved the environment for victims whose cases go to trial.
  • Programs encourage the reporting of sexual assault to police. Currently, only 46% of sexual assaults are reported to police. By increasing reportingof sexual assault, more survivors could receive justice for the crimes committed against them.
  • The Sexual Assault Service Program funds victim services and preventionprograms at local sexual assault service providers. It is the only dedicated funding stream for local agencies.
  • For the first time, VAWA now includes the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence

Reporting (SAFER) Act, which will eliminate the backlog of untested DNA evidence from unsolved rape cases and take thousands of rapists off the streets.


Jun 22


WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Oct 01


SueB 5k and Family Friendly Scavenger Hunt October 1, 2023

Join us for the 14th annual SueB 5k The 14th annual SueB 5k will be on October 1, 2023 and we hope you can join us! We invite you to join us to raise awareness about domestic abuse, while memorializing the life of an individual who has brought so many people together. The SueB 5k […]

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