Legal Advocacy

DVSBF 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 DVSBF.

If you need to contact a legal advocate, please call 582-9841.

Additional resources:

Find out when your court date is click here.

Learn more about Protection Orders & Restraining Orders.  En Espanol.

Learn more about Child Custody

Learn more about Parental Kidnapping

Learn more about Divorce & Separation

Download a Guide for Battered Women: Managing Your Divorce

Download forms for a Domestic Violence Protection Order.

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

Benton County Clerks Office

Franklin County Clerks Office

American Bar Association

Washington Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification (SAVIN)

All DVSBF 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 Local 24 Crisis Line:(509) 582-9841 or Toll-Free 24 Hour Hotline:(800) 648-1277

DVSBF 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.