What is a domestic violence protection order?

A Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) is a civil order you can request from the court to protect you from your abuser.

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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. Advocates assist King County residents and those who recently fled to King County (because of domestic violence) in petitioning the court for a Domestic Violence Protection Order. We will assist in completing the paperwork, explaining the process of obtaining an order, and support in court. We provide emotional support throughout the process and aid in safety planning.

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