In response to a King County Council proviso in the 2010 budget, the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) produced a report on “how King County funds shall be distributed to support domestic violence (DV) survivor services”. The report is in four parts: 1) identification of the services provided by domestic violence agencies; 2) the roles of population and geography in accessing, delivering, and funding domestic violence survivor services; 3) an assessment of competitive and non-competitive DV funding distribution models; and 4) recommendations on the process and outcomes for distributing King County funds to domestic violence survivor service agencies.
The process of developing the report included DCHS staff consulting with representatives from DV shelter and survivor services agencies, other funding organizations that support DV services, the King County Domestic Violence Initiative Task Force, the King County Women’s Advisory Board, Seattle-King County Department of Public Health, the Office of Management and Budget, and King County Council staff. The Executive transmitted the Report to the Council on September 1, 2010. To review the report, click on the following link: Domestic Violence Survivor Services Report