DC residents concerned for their safety can file for a Civil Protection Order or Temporary Protection Order by:
- Calling the D.C. SAFE Response Line at 1-800-407-5048 for help filing a petition for a Civil Protection Order; OR
- Electronically filing the petition themselves through the D.C. Superior Court: https://www.probono.net/dccourts/
Removing Guns from Dangerous Persons: DC Residents can seek an Extreme Risk Protection Order by filling out this form electronically and then contacting D.C. Superior Court to complete the filing by phone at 202-879-0157. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you already have a court order and the respondent is violating the order, call or text 911 if you are in immediate danger. For help filing a Motion for Criminal Contempt, call the D.C. Safe Response Line at 1-800-407-5048.