Providing holistic legal representation by 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. Our program attorneys have represented or advised thousands of clients including clients on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Our main office is located in Laramie with four satellite offices in Cody, Casper, Gillette, and Fort Washakie.
Program attorneys are specially trained in the dynamics of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. This means they understand the importance of understanding, 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, criminal justice advocacy, and others related to violence. All cases are handled in a way that promotes safety and self-empowerment to move from violence toward healing.
For More Information
Please Call 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
Physical: 1021 14 th St., Suites 2 & 3
Mailing: P.O. Box 2751
Cody, WY 82414
400 S Kendrick Ave
Gillette, WY 82716
Fort Washakie Office
Physical: 14567 Hwy 287
Mailing: P.O. Box 609
Fort Washakie, WY 82514
Physical: 740 Luker Lane
Mailing: P.O. Box 126
Evansville, WY 82636
What We Do
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.
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.
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 breaking 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 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
We require an application that can me mailed, emailed, or dropped off our main office in Laramie. All applications are processed at our Laramie office. 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 domestic violence.
If you are a survivor of sexual assault.
If you are a survivor of stalking.
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.
Legal remedies in the school setting for sexual discrimination, harassment, and violence include Title IX and other government policies.
Fine out more about Title IX here at Know Your IX or through the Department of Education.
The Legal Program is here to discuss your legal options and ensure you have your voice heard. We can insist that the school’s administration responds to your needs after a complaint against a school is filed, urge school officials to adopt appropriate policies, ensure the compliance of written policy, and document the process with the survivor.