Resource Guides

How an SAFE Advocate Can Help You

This resource guide offers information about domestic violence, Temporary and Civil Protection Orders in the District of Columbia, the domestic violence criminal process, and resources available in Washington, DC for survivors of domestic violence. (Available in five languages)

Resource Guide (English) updated

Resource Guide (English)

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Resource Guide (Spanish)

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Resource Guide (Mandarin)


Resource Guide (French)


Resource Guide (Vietnamese)

A SAFE Client’s Guide to Civil Protection Orders in D.C.

The Pro Se provides step-by-step guidance through the Temporary and Civil Protection Order processes. (Available in English and Spanish)


Pro Se Guide (English)

Guía para Clientes de SAFE sobre como conseguir Ordenes

Pro Se Guide (Spanish)