Kelli Minister

Believing People and Treating Them with Respect

(Editor’s note: This story deals with sexual assault. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer crisis response advocate for us in Spokane, please contact us at 509-747-8224.) It’s not the right volunteer opportunity for everyone, but being a crisis response advocate for Lutheran Community Services Northwest in Spokane is a fit for Kelli Minister.…

Sexual Assault Advocates

Protection Orders improve for Sexual Assault Victims

Advocacy teamwork helped lead to improved protection orders for sexual assault victims in Washington State. With a stroke of Governor Jay Inslee’s pen Friday, May 5, a new law changed protection orders for sexual assault victims. Before that, victims of sexual assault could only get two-year protection orders from their perpetrators. The new law abolishes…