Domestic violence victims need all the support they can get while going through such a rough time. That’s why each state has so many resources available for helping victims of domestic violence get back on their feet. There are many, many nongovernmental organizations, government agencies, and family organizations that victims can turn to. Below, you’ll find a list of these programs organized by state. You’ll also find links regarding each state’s domestic violence laws and victim resources.
District of Columbia
If you’re a victim of domestic violence or know someone who is, visit Findlaw’s Get Help with Domestic Violence page. If you want to file a protective order in your state, visit our page on State Forms.
Talk to an Attorney for More Information About Domestic Violence in Your State
Taking action early can be critical when it comes to protecting victims of domestic violence. Local law enforcement is available for immediate assistance, but what's often needed is a long-term plan to protect the victims. That's where an attorney can make all the difference. Whether it's obtaining a restraining order or filing for divorce, an attorney can be your strongest advocate. Reach out to a family law attorney near you today to find out more state-specific domestic violence information and to discuss your specific situation.