Legal Support for Domestic Violence

Access Legal Advocacy & Protection Order Support

If you need assistance with a protection order due to intimate partner domestic violence, or if you are the listed victim in a criminal case and you need to speak to an advocate, please call 509-477-3656 옵션 #1. If advocates are not able to answer your call, please leave a detailed message including a safe way to contact you, so that a legal advocate can reach out to you within 1-2 business days.

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Access Civil Legal Services

Our team of attorneys and paralegals are able to provide assistance to help survivors of intimate partner domestic violence with legal issues related to family law matters (divorce, custody, child support, parentage and protection orders).

The best way to connect with our Civil Legal team is through our online intake form. If access to the internet is an issue, please contact our front desk at 509-326-1190 for assistance with filling out the online intake. We accept intakes Monday through Wednesday of each week in the order in which they are received. After your intake has been reviewed, the Civil Legal team will contact you on Thursday or Friday of the same week to schedule an appointment either in-person, over the phone, or virtually. Appointments usually take place the week after the intake is received. 

YWCA 스포캔 민사법률 의뢰인 접수
당신은 친밀한 파트너 가정 폭력의 피해자입니까? *

고객 정보

당신은 변호사에 의해 대표됩니까? *

상대방 / 친밀한 파트너 정보

그들은 변호사에 의해 대표됩니까? *

해당되는 경우 아동 정보

이 사건에 아이들이 관련되어 있습니까? *


이 섹션에서 제공하는 정보는 YWCA Spokane의 가정 폭력 서비스 센터에 자금을 지원하는 데 사용되는 통계 보고서를 위한 것입니다. 이 질문에 대한 귀하의 답변은 서비스를 받을 수 있는 능력에 영향을 미치지 않습니다.
당신의 인종과 민족적 배경을 어떻게 설명하시겠습니까? *
당신은 장애인입니까? *
이민자, 피난처 또는 망명 신청자입니까? *
영어가 모국어입니까? *
당신은 농촌 지역에 살고 있습니까? *
상대방과의 관계를 어떻게 설명하시겠습니까? *

정책 및 절차

I understand that an intake with an attorney/Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) does not create an attorney/LLLT client relationship.

본인은 YWCA 가정폭력 서비스 센터(DVSC)가 고객에 대한 법적 대리를 보장하지 않는다는 것을 이해합니다.

I understand that information disclosed to DVSC attorneys/Limited License Legal Technicians is protected by the attorney-client privilege. DVSC will not disclose my private information without my consent except as set forth in this paragraph. I consent for DVSC to disclose my name, my eligibility for the program, legal issues and services provided to the U.S. Department of Justice or other entity auditing the use of grant funding for the Legal Assistance for Victims or other grant programs.

본인은 DVSC 서비스의 소비자로서 기밀 유지, 존엄과 존중에 대한 대우, 자기 결정, 개인적으로 관련된 서비스 제공, 차별 금지, 장애 조정 및 서비스의 자발적 종료에 대한 권리가 있음을 이해합니다.

What To Do When We Are Unable To Accept New Intakes

In the event that we are unable to accept new intakes, please contact Northwest Justice Project by calling 1-888-201-1014 on weekdays between 9:15 am – 12:15 pm or applying for their legal assistance online 여기. If you are currently working with a YWCA advocate, you may request that they provide a direct referral to Northwest Justice Project for you.

What Is Domestic Violence?

At YWCA Spokane, we focus on supporting survivors of intimate partner domestic violence and their children. We know that domestic violence can mean different things to different people. At YWCA Spokane, we view intimate partner domestic violence as any situation where one partner in an intimate relationship tries to maintain power and control over the other person. We view the survivor as the person who the controlling behavior is aimed at. Our services are for people who are directly impacted by intimate partner domestic violence and their children.

종종 다양한 형태의 학대를 식별하기가 어렵습니다. 특히 신체적 폭력 및/또는 성적 폭력만큼 명백하지 않거나 간접적인 경우에는 더욱 그렇습니다. YWCA 전원 및 제어 휠 다이어그램은 파트너에 대한 통제를 확립하고 유지하는 데 사용되는 학대 및 폭력적인 행동의 전반적인 패턴을 이해하는 데 특히 유용한 도구입니다.

Legal Definition of Domestic Violence

The legal definition of domestic violence includes:

    • 신체적 상해, 신체적 상해 또는 폭행
    • Creating a fear that physical harm, bodily injury, or assault will happen
    • 성폭행
    • Nonconsensual sexual conduct
    • Nonconsensual sexual penetration
    • Coercive control
    • Unlawful harassment
    • 스토킹

You can read more about the meaning of the legal definition of domestic violence 여기.

보호 명령

An Order of Protection, often called a Protection Order, is a civil order that, when violated, allows police to arrest the person who has been abusive. It is important to note, not all violations result in an arrest. Each person is responsible for reporting violations experienced. Order of Protection options:

  • Superior Court Protection Order Forms: For survivors who are married, have children in common, living together, either party is under the age of 16 and filing for their own protection order, involved in a felony case, or are filing on behalf of a vulnerable adult.
  • District Court Protection Order Forms: For survivors who are currently in or were in a dating relationship and are not living together now, do not have children together, and are not married.

Explore our list of frequently asked questions to learn more. You can also reach out to our legal advocates by calling 509-477-3656 옵션 #1.

법률 옹호

Our legal advocates can help survivors of intimate-partner domestic violence by answering many questions about the civil or criminal court processes. If you need formal legal protection from your partners’ abuse, advocates can help you apply for a Civil Order for Protection to prevent your partner from directly or indirectly contacting, harassing, stalking or abusing you in any way.

파트너가 가정 폭력 범죄로 기소된 경우 법원 절차를 통해 지원이 필요할 수 있습니다. 당사의 법률 대리인은 파트너의 사건, 석방 보류, 보석 조건, 비접촉 명령에 대한 사양 및 기타 법원 관련 문제에 대한 정보에 액세스할 수 있습니다.

법률 시스템과 법원을 탐색하는 것은 압도적일 수 있습니다. 법률 용어, 절차 및 연방/주/지방 법률은 종종 혼란스럽고 실망스럽습니다. 우리의 법률 옹호 서비스 퀵 가이드 for help. For support, you can contact our legal advocates by calling 509-477-3656 옵션 #1.

Our Legal Advocates do not handle matters of family law.


Call 509-477-3656 option #1 to reach a YWCA Spokane Legal Advocate.

If you are in need of immediate assistance, please call our 24/7 helpline at 509-326-CALL (2255).

Additional Services

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