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District of Columbia Courts

Domestic Violence Division

The Domestic Violence Division, located in Room 4510 of the Moultrie Courthouse, handles: Civil Protection Orders, Anti-Stalking Orders, Extreme Risk Protection Orders, and all misdemeanor criminal cases involving an 'intra-family offense.'

To learn more about requesting a Civil Protection Order, an Anti-Stalking Order, or an Extreme Risk Protection Order, click here.

FORMS: You can access fillable forms and submit by email to DVD [at] here. For access to all of the Domestic Violence Division Forms, please click here.

For information about Domestic Violence Division remote operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, Click here

Click here to learn how may request the following protection orders in the Domestic Violence Division:

Civil Protection Order (CPO)
Anti-Stalking Order (ASO)
Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO)

The Domestic Violence Division Intake Centers provide "one-stop shop" services to litigants who need help with filing for a protection order and accessing support services. Click here for more information.

The DC Superior Court Supervised Visitation Center provides supervised visitation and exchange services primarily to court-referred domestic violence cases.

If your DC Courts Domestic Violence Victim Advocate is not available or if you wish to receive additional information or support, you can contact one or more of the following organizations.

You should obey all of the terms of your Order. Remember that the Order restricts your behavior not the other person’s behavior, so it is up to you to make sure that you comply with the Order.




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Domestic Violence Division

Presiding Judge: Hon. Kimberley Knowles
Deputy Presiding Judge: Hon. Elizabeth Carroll Wingo
Director: Rita Blandino

Moultrie Courthouse
500 Indiana Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20001

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Hours of Operation

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

(Hearings on Temporary Protection Order Requests, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm)

Telephone Numbers

Rita Blandino, Director
(202) 879-0157