Dawson Place Partners
Providence Regional Medical Center for Assault and Abuse (PICAA)
PICAA provides medical and advocacy services, performs medical and forensic examinations, answers a 24hr crisis line (425-252-4800), and provides support services including case management, legal advocacy, and referrals.
You will see PICAA if it is determined there is a medical need for a forensic evaluation to collect evidence that may be useful in the criminal prosecution of an abuser. Any child who needs this type of exam will be seen a professional who is specifically trained to conduct sexual assault exams of children in one of our child friendly exam rooms located at Dawson Place.
Department of Children, Youth, and Families/Child Protective Services (CPS)
CPS takes referrals on cases of suspected child abuse or neglect and investigates allegations. They provide support services to enable families to safely care for children in their homes, when possible.
Compass Health Child Advocacy Program (CAP)
Compass Health provides mental health assessments and therapy. They perform mental health assessments and ongoing therapy for children and young adults, ages 0-22, victimized by sexual and physical abuse. They also lead individual, family, and group treatment for victims and their non-offending family members.
Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Unit (SIU)
SIU investigates allegations of child physical and sexual abuse and neglect received form mandatory reports and from the public at large. One of their priorities is to minimize the trauma for victims by having them share their story only once.
Officers and Detectives coordinate investigations with other participating agencies to ensure that trauma is minimized for young victims. They also refer criminal cases to the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office for consideration of charges.
If you are a mandatory or non-mandatory reporter who suspects child physical or sexual abuse or neglect is happening, your report is referred to Washington State Department of Child, Youth, and Families (DCYF).
Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office Special Assault Unit (SAU)
SAU reviews cases referred by police agencies for the consideration of criminal charges. Attorneys coordinate with all partner agencies while determining charges. SAU strives to hold offenders accountable while minimizing the trauma to victims. They take a victim-centered approach to prosecution, which means they include input from victims as they make decisions with regard to their cases and keep victims and their families informed and supported throughout the criminal justice process.
IF ABUSE IS HAPPENING, DON’T WAIT ANY LONGER
Contact Dawson Place to transform hurt to hope and receive the services you need.