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Lean how a Domestic Violence Advocate can help You are not alone. 1 in 4 women have been subjected to domestic violence. Our domestic violence advocates can help you
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Should I file a domestic violence protection order?

Deciding whether or not to file for a domestic violence Order is a very important decision.
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Can I get a domestic violence protection order?

DVPOs are designed for people who are in specific types of relationships.
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How do I get a domestic violence protection order?

The first step in obtaining
a protection order is identifying the court where you would like to file.
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Now that I have a protection order.

There are several steps to follow once you obtain your order.
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Welcome to the Protection Order Advocacy Program website

This website was designed to provide important information about the protection order process and to let you know that you are not alone, help is available! 

The Protection Order Advocacy Program is a program within the Domestic Violence Unit of the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.  We assist King County residents and those who recently fled to King County (because of domestic violence) as they petition the courts for protection orders.  The information in this website will give you a good sense of the protection order process but it is not a substitute for actually contacting a Protection Order Advocate in our program or a Community based domestic violence advocate (click here for a list of providers).  A Protection Order can be a good tool for most survivors but may not be for everyone.  Connecting with an advocate about your specific experience is always best.  Remember, we are here to help! 

Protection Order
Advocacy Program


Seattle (206) 296-9547
Kent (206) 205-7406

Get more information about a
location closest to you.

Feature 4 For a basic printable packet of Protection Order information, please click here.