The loss of someone we love by a violent crime brings with it the termination of so many different things. Plans that were once made now have to be changed or set aside altogether. Dreams and hopes have been shattered. It may appear that life will never have meaning again. Violent Crime Victim Services is reaching out to co-victims of homicide in need of support, we fulfill the promise of treating co-victims with respect, identifying and meeting their needs, and helping them seek justice.
Our Mission:
Violent Crime Victim Services seeks to provide services in our community for the victim/survivors of homicide. We endeavor to act as an advocate for these families by offering them peer support groups, peer court support, crisis intervention, mental health referrals, and faith community referrals.
VCVS strives to act as an advocate to ensure that victims receive their constitutional rights, due dignity and respect, and have a meaningful role in the criminal justice system
Founder - Lew Cox                    

Coping With Traumatic Death: Homicide

Coping With Traumatic Death: Homicide
Author – Bob Baugher and Lew Cox

If you have experienced the death of a loved one from homicide, this book is for you. By including the experience of Lew Cox as he coped with the murder of his daughter, Carmon, this book takes you through the first few days, weeks, months, and years.

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Contact Us

Violent Crime Victim Services

1501 Pacific Ave, Suite 201
Tacoma, WA   98402
t. 253.383.5254
f. 253-383-5335
Lew Cox, Executive Director:   Lew@vcvs.org
Assistant to Director, Juli Garcia:   Juli@vcvs.org
South Sound Director, Terrie Noble:   Terrie@vcvs.org