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OIRA Announces the Victim Compensation Fund Awardee

This one-time fund was established in response to the increase in hate crimes and targeted violence in immigrant communities, including those directly impacting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities; incidents such as physical assault, home-invasions, robberies, and muggings. During listening sessions in 2023 with AAPI-serving community organizations, participants amplified… [ Keep reading ]

OIRA Announces the Seattle Immigrant Safety and Access Network Awardees

In response to the rise in violent crime and sudden death in the region, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed an executive order in February 2023 to enhance access to information and reduce barriers to supportive services for immigrant and refugee communities in the City of Seattle. As part of this effort,… [ Keep reading ]