Category: Protection Orders

Protection Order Forms and Process Changes

WashingtonLawHelp.org has a new guide that helps explain the numerous changes made to Washington State’s protection order forms and process in June 2022.  For example, you can now use a single petition to file for a protection order if you have encountered domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault or stalking.  Some types of protection orders, such as Extreme Risk Protection Orders, still require a separate petition.  Read the new WaLawHelp protection order guide here.  Current forms for all protection order types can be found beneath the Protection Orders drop-down here.

Resources for Addressing Digital Harassment

The spread of technology into so many areas of our lives has opened up new avenues for harassing behavior.  From “cyber-stalking” to “revenge porn,” there are a number of things that we can do to fight back – but where to start?  Here are a few very helpful resources:

CYBER CIVIL RIGHTS LEGAL PROJECT – connects victims of nonconsensual pornography with legal assistance – locally, nationally and even outside of the United States.

CLINIC TO END TECH ABUSE (CETA) – helps abuse survivors understand how technology can be manipulated to harm them and what steps they can take to prevent it.

NATIONAL NETWORK TO END DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (NNEDV) – provides an online toolkit to help domestic violence survivors navigate the technological dimension of abuse.

NEW BEGINNINGS – offers a wide variety of resources to help those who have faced domestic abuse.