About Us

The Sexual Violence Law Center, based in Seattle, WA was established in 2008. With extensive experience working to improve the legal response to survivors of sexual violence in Washington, the original 501(c)3 became a program of YWCA Seattle| King | Snohomish in 2014 and was renamed to Sexual Violence Legal Services (SVLS).

Our Belief

It is never the fault of a victim who is sexually abused.

All children are vulnerable. All teens and adults alike are at risk of being sexually victimized. Regardless of the choices people make or who they are – No one ever deserves to be sexually abused.

Our Staff

Our attorneys provide holistic, trauma-informed legal assistance to victims of sexual violence in a wide variety of legal matters, including protection orders, immigration, employment, public benefits, Title IX, housing, crime victim rights and more.  We also provide technical assistance and trainings to advocates, attorneys, and judges working with victims of sexual violence.

Sara Mooney

Staff Attorney
smooney@ywcaworks.org 206.436.8611

Yvonne Chin

Staff Attorney
ychin@ywcaworks.org 206.436.8666

Michelle Lucas

Staff Attorney
mlucas@ywcaworks.org 206.436.8680

Riddhi Mukhopadhyay

Legal Director
riddhim@ywcaworks.org 206.832.3632