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.


Riddhi Mukhopadhyay

Legal Director
riddhim@ywcaworks.org 206.832.3632

Gloria McKinney

Staff Attorney
gmckinney@ywcaworks.org 206.436.8611