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Domestic Violence Division

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.

Learn more about requesting a Civil Protection Order, an Anti-Stalking Order, or an Extreme Risk Protection Order.

FORMS: You can access fillable forms and submit by email to DVD [at] (DVD[at]dcsc[dot]gov).

Click here to learn how may request the following protection orders in the Domestic Violence Division:

Civil Protection Order (CPO)
Anti-Stalking Order (ASO)
Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO)

The Domestic Violence Division Intake Centers provide "one-stop shop" services to litigants who need help with filing for a protection order and accessing support services. Click here for more information.

The DC Superior Court Supervised Visitation Center provides supervised visitation and exchange services primarily to court-referred domestic violence cases.

If your DC Courts Domestic Violence Victim Advocate is not available or if you wish to receive additional information or support, you can contact one or more of the following organizations.

You should obey all of the terms of your Order. Remember that the Order restricts your behavior not the other person’s behavior, so it is up to you to make sure that you comply with the Order.




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Domestic Violence Division

Presiding Judge: Hon. Elizabeth Carroll Wingo
Deputy Presiding Judge: Hon. Sean Staples

Domestic Violence Division Clerk's Offices

Moultrie Courthouse
500 Indiana Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 879-0157

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Anacostia Professional Building
2041 Martin Luther King, Jr., SE, Suite 400,
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 879-1500

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Hours of Operation

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)

Telephone Numbers

Rita Blandino, Director
(202) 879-0157