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Senate: Funding is provided for the implementation of Substitute Senate Bill 5631 (domestic violence services). The bill directs the Washington State Institute for Public Policy to review community-based violence victim’s services and determine which programs are most effective and efficient in improving individual, government, and community capacity to provide supportive services to victims of domestic and dating violence. WSIPP must review what services are currently available in Washington State; determine whether there are gaps in services; include information about state models that can be replicated in Washington, estimate the cost of those models, and describe fund sources used in other states. The report is due to the legislature by December 31, 2015.