Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Oct 01 2010
During the month of October, the Attorney General’s Office will join others statewide in displaying purple lights to remember domestic violence victims who lost their lives, support survivors and symbolize hope for those still living with abuse.
Aug 25 2010
This news, courtesy of the King County Prosecutor's Office, shows that bipartisan legislation combating domestic violence works.
Jul 27 2010
In recognition of Adult Abuse Prevention Month throughout July, Attorney General Rob McKenna tendered his guidance on how to best protect vulnerable seniors from the worrisome trends of elderly abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.
Jan 05 2010
Yesterday we unveiled our legislative agenda for 2010.  We’re gratified that our bills have received support from editorial boards across the state.
Dec 02 2009
This story shows the importance of reforming our domestic violence laws. The Sun reports that Edward Mark Olsen allegedly  poured gasoline over his ex-girlfriend and 12-year old son— while they lay sleeping. As is often the case in the worst domestic violence attacks, Olsen had a history of domestic abuse. The bill we are working on for the 2010 legislative session helps keep repeat offenders like Olsen off the streets.
Nov 09 2009
Rep. Kirk Pearson, R-Monroe, has penned a terrific guest editorial about the domestic violence bill he's sponsoring in the State House.
Nov 06 2009
The Yakima-Herald Republic reports today that Elyse Umemoto (pictured here at the AGO's Seattle office) will compete in the Miss Nevada pageant this weekend.
Oct 23 2009
Elyse Umemoto, Miss Washington 2007, endorsed the AGO's domestic violence bill on Tuesday. Earlier this year, Umemoto came forward to talk about her experience as a survivor of domestic violence. She alleges that she was stalked and assaulted by her boyfriend in 2007 and 2008. Her attacker pled guilty last year to charges related to the incident.
Oct 12 2009
Elyse Umemoto, Miss Washington, 2007, visited Olympia last week to speak about her experience as a victim of domestic violence.
Oct 09 2009
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During this month, we encourage you to decorate your home or business with at least one purple light to remember victims who lost their lives because of domestic violence; to support those who survived domestic violecne; and to symbolize hope for those still living with abuse.