Crisis & Shelter
DVS provides support and advocacy for clients as they navigate the legal system as related to the issue of domestic violence, such as filing for a protection order. Referrals are made to other service providers when any legal issue is beyond the scope of services provided by DVS.
If you need to contact a legal advocate, please call 582-9841.
Domestic Violence Protection Order Assistance: Download a Domestic Violence Protection Order Assistance Flier. Download a Domestic Violence Protection Order Assistance Pull-tab
Download a Alternate Legal Resources & Options
If you live outside of the Tri-Cities, click here to find out about services in rural areas of Benton & Franklin Counties.
New! A Domestic Violence Protection Order interactive interview is now available for public use. This guided interview produces necessary court forms and step-by-step instructions for filing a petition for order of protection in Washington State courts.
Learn more about the protection order process from the Domestic Violence Unit of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Download a Alternate Legal Resources & Options resource page.
Learn more about Child Custody.
Learn more about custody and abuse issues in the family courts.
Learn more about Parental Kidnapping.
Learn more about Divorce & Separation.
Download a Guide for Battered Women: Managing Your Divorce.
For more information:
Washington State Court Forms
Women’s Law Help
Benton-Franklin Legal Aid Services
Columbia Legal Services
Northwest Justice Project & CLEAR
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Washington Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN)
Pro- Bono Services
Benton County Clerks Office
Franklin County Clerks Office
American Bar Association
All DVS services are free of charge and confidential.
If you are in need of any of the above services, or have questions about the services we provide, please contact our 24-hour crisis line at (509) 582-9841.
DVS provides services to any victim of domestic violence regardless of immigration status, race, color, religion, disability, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, age, ethnicity, income, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.