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The Domestic Violence Division adjudicates Civil and Criminal Domestic Violence matters. The division processes requests for Civil Protection Orders, Anti- Stalking Orders, and Extreme Risk Protection Orders. In addition, the division processes requests for emergency same-day civil orders. The Domestic Violence Division also adjudicates criminal domestic violence misdemeanors and violations of protection orders.
The Court also hosts the Domestic Violence Division operations include a coordinated response to domestic violence and partnership with criminal justice partners and victim services agencies. The wrap-around services are handled in intake centers located in throughout the city.
To learn more about requesting a Civil Protection Order, an Anti-Stalking Order, or an Extreme Risk Protection Order, click here.
For information regarding the new Intra Family Offenses Act of 2020 and changes to the Division, click here.
FORMS: You can access fillable forms and submit by email to DVD [at] dcsc.gov here. For access to all of the Domestic Violence Division Forms, please click here.
Presiding Judge: Hon. Kimberley Knowles
Deputy Presiding Judge: Hon. Elizabeth Carroll Wingo
500 Indiana Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20001
Anacostia Professional Building
2041 Martin Luther King, Jr., SE, Suite 400,
Washington, DC 20020
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
(In order to have a same day emergency civil hearing, filings must be received by Clerk’s Office by 3:00pm)
Rita Blandino, Director