Author: Ross Zimmerman

Protection Order Advocacy Program (POAP)

Protection Order Advocacy Program — King County Prosecutor’s Office

There are different types of protection orders that apply to different people and different scenarios. The primary purpose of most court orders is to keep the “respondent” or “defendant” from contacting or harming the “petitioner” or “victim/witness.” Violation of these orders could result in criminal prosecution. If you or someone you know is feeling threatened, it’s important to understand which protection order may be right for you.

Civil orders are orders you request. Criminal orders are requested by WA State (through a prosecutor) in a criminal case.

http://protectionorder.org/

https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/prosecutor/protectionorders.aspx

Seattle: (206) 477-1103
Kent: (206) 477-3758

Northwest Justice Project

Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is Washington’s largest publicly funded legal aid program. Each year NJP provides critical civil legal assistance and representation to thousands of low-income people in cases affecting basic human needs such as family safety and security, housing preservation, protection of income, access to health care, education and other basic needs.

https://nwjustice.org/home

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New Beginnings

New Beginnings has many programs that help survivors of domestic violence at any point in their journey to freedom. Whether they are still living with their abuser or have left and need some additional support to heal, New Beginnings is there. We also know that in order to meet our mission, we must aim upstream and stop violence before it begins with prevention and intervention programs for young people.

https://newbegin.org/

(206) 522-9472

InterIm CDA (ICDA)

InterIm CDA (ICDA) provides multilingual, culturally competent housing and community building services to those disenfranchised due to lack of English, low acculturation and poverty. Though historically ICDA’s focus was on the API community living in the CID, we currently serve about 5000 unduplicated low-income limited English speaking individuals from Asia, Africa and America throughout the greater Puget Sound.

https://interimcda.org

(206) 624-1802