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