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Office of Civil Legal Aid

The provision of civil legal aid services to indigent persons is an important component of the state’s responsibility to provide for the proper and effective administration of justice. The Mission of the Office of Civil Legal Aid is to secure, invest and oversee the use of public funding for civil legal aid to low-income people in Washington State and to ensure accountability for public funds dedicated to this purpose.


(360) 704-4135

Sexual Violence Law Center

The Sexual Violence Law Center (SVLC) attorneys provide holistic, trauma-informed legal assistance to victims of sexual violence in a wide variety of legal matters, including protection orders, immigration, employment, public benefits, Title IX, housing, crime victim rights and more. We also provide technical assistance and trainings to advocates, attorneys, and judges working with victims of sexual violence.


(844) 991-7852

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.



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.



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.


(206) 522-9472