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Learn more about how Protection Order Advocates provide free assistance to individuals seeking a domestic violence protection order. Our Protection Order Navigators can answer basic questions related to all Civil Protection Orders.

Protection Order Navigators

Our Protection Order Navigators are trained to answer basic questions and help:

  • The civil protection order process
  • Our online Protection Order Portal, where you can complete your forms online
  • Community resources that might be able to assist you
  • Assess your eligibility to meet with one of our Domestic Violence Protection Order Advocates
  • Provide basic instructions on filing procedures
  • Make relevant referrals to community resources

Protection Order Advocates

Our Domestic Violence Protection Order Advocates give one-one-one help. Currently, due to capacity, our advocates are only able to assist individuals who are seeking protection from a current or former intimate partner or parents filing on behalf of their children.

Protection Order Advocates can:

  • Explain and answer questions about the civil protection order process
  • Assist you in determining which civil protection order best addresses the harm you are experiencing
  • Give info on domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking behaviors and the legal definitions
  • Assist you in completing your protection order forms
  • Prepare you for your protection order court hearings
  • Explore options for serving protection orders
  • Provide emotional support through the process
  • Assist you with developing a safety plan
  • Troubleshoot problems and answer questions you have about your order
  • Help you identify risks
  • Connect you with community domestic violence and social services in the community

How to reach us

Our advocates work with petitioners by phone, email or Zoom, and in-person, by appointment. Some walk-in assistance available but may be limited due to capacity

Kent location

Seattle location