Providing holistic legal representation statewide, emphasizing safety and self-empowerment for survivors and involved children of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking.
Who We Are
For over 20 years, the WCADVSA has been committed to promoting healthy communities across Wyoming. The Coalition has served as the leading voice on sexual and domestic violence in Wyoming in many areas such as public policy, prevention, and others. We expanded our reach in 1998 to provide direct service through our Legal Program. Providing legal services to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. We have served over 4,500 clients who could otherwise not afford legal services.
Program attorneys are specially trained in the dynamics of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. This means they understand the importance of recognizing and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. We look at the whole picture to problem solve with our clients.
Our Legal Program understands that trauma affects many areas of a person's life. We can help with legal issues related to education, family law, housing, privacy, safety, criminal justice advocacy, employment, and immigration related to violence. All cases are handled in a way that promotes safety and self-empowerment to move from violence toward healing.
Find our attorneys on our site here.
For More Information
Laramie/Main Office: 307-755-0992
Physical: 710 E Garfield St, Suite 218
Laramie, WY 82070
Mailing: P.O. Box 236
Laramie, WY 82073
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Call for directions if needed.
Physical: We Moved to:
1501 Stampede Ave.
Suites 3209, 3210, & 3211
Cody, WY 82414
Mailing: P.O. Box 2751
Cody, WY 82414
400 S Kendrick Ave
Gillette, WY 82716
Fort Washakie Office
Physical: 14567 Hwy 287
Fort Washakie, WY 82514
Mailing: P.O. Box 609
Fort Washakie, WY 82514
Physical: 740 Luker Lane
Evansville, WY 82636
Mailing: P.O. Box 126
Evansville, WY 82636
What We Do
We work to improve the justice system through interaction with judges, the Wyoming State Bar, and advocacy organizations state and nationwide. We provide technical expertise to guide and train attorneys, law students, and other organizations.
We provide expert legal advice and direct representation to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. This advice includes legal needs such as housing, safety, family, and other issues intertwined with instances of violence.
We collaborate and coordinate to develop a network of trauma informed attorneys who are trained to be victim advocates while representing survivors.
Legal Needs We Represent
Justice looks different for each survivor. Here are some examples of legal matters we can help with:
Negotiate with landlords for accommodations ▪ Help break leases ▪ Identify financial resources for housing needs
Represent survivors in student misconduct hearings and appeals ▪ Help survivors obtain accommodations from schools ▪ Assess whether schools are in compliance with state and federal laws, including Title IX
Assist survivors with obtaining child custody, visitation, child support, divorce, guardianship, termination of parental rights, and other family law matters.
Negotiate leave from work or other employment accommodations ▪ Work with employers to accommodate safety needs ▪ Assess whether employers are in compliance with state and federal laws, including FMLA
Criminal Justice Advocacy:
Advise survivors on the criminal justice process
▪ Advise survivors on their rights as a victim/witness in a criminal case against their perpetrator
Represent survivors in proceedings to obtain protective orders for sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence ▪ Work with employers, housing authorities, and schools to enforce safety measures
Represent survivors at privacy hearings following a request for the release of privileged or confidential records ▪ Work with schools and employers to protect victim privacy where possible
Resist abusers' attempts to use immigration status as a weapon against survivors ▪ Represent non-citizens with victim-based immigration remedies such as U Visas and VAWA petitions
What does getting help from us look like?
We offer a variety of options that puts control of the situation back in the hands of the survivors.
- Options Call- If you are unsure what legal remedies can help you in your situation as a survivor this gives you a chance to talk to our trained attorneys. Visit a domestic violence and sexual assault shelter near you here. There an advocate can connect you to our secure line. Hours of operation are from 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. No application is needed; however, call must be made at your local shelter in Wyoming and a conflict check must be completed prior to your call.
-Brief Services- The service of brief legal services on behalf of a client, such as making a phone call to a landlord or drafting a specific pleading. Application required.
-Full Representation- Continuous representation of a client from the start of a case to its conclusion. It can include representation of a client in district court, an administrative adjudicative proceeding, an alternative dispute resolution proceeding, or extended negotiations with a third party. Application required.
We require an application that can be dropped off, mailed, or emailed to our main office in Laramie, with some exceptions. See instructions at the end of the application you are filling out to find out more information where to submit your application. We contact survivors to schedule a screening appointment after receiving applications. *Please follow up with us if you do not hear from us within 1 week.* There are many moving parts in our office and we appreciate your patience. Applications can be filled online found below or at your local Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault shelter.
This cover page is required for domestic violence & sexual assault cases in addition to the application.
If you are a survivor of sexual assault.
If you are a survivor of stalking.
If you are a survivor of domestic violence.
If you are a survivor of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking. In addition, if you are worried about your immigration status being used against you.
Our healing attorneys work to protect the rights of survivors by: representing survivors in student misconduct hearings and appeals, helping survivors obtain accommodations from schools (changes in scheduling, classes, and housing related to dating and sexual violence), and working with schools to ensure they are in compliance with Title IX.
Laws related to sexual discrimination, harassment, and violence in academic institutions include Title IX and other policies.
You always have the right to tell someone what you want or don’t want. Harmful behaviors are abusive when someone doesn’t listen to you, and tries to gain control or power over you. Abuse can be physical or emotional, both of which can be harmful.
Our Paper Resources
Teens and Young Adults Specific LP Brochure
Brochure for the general public about our Legal Program. Looks great on white letter size paper.
Information about our Legal Program at the Fort Washakie location. Looks great on white letter size paper.
Information and graphics geared toward college students.
Looks great on white or lightly colored letter size paper.
Information and graphics geared toward teens and young adults. Looks great on white or lightly colored letter size paper.
Bookmark that explains more about Title IX. Dimensions are 3.4 inches by 9 inches double sided, perfect to fit inside the High School, College Specific, and other brochures listed above. Looks great on white or lightly colored paper printed portrait orientation.