Who Is Eligible for a Civil Protection Order in Washington DC

If you are in Domestic partnership in DC, you have rights if you experience domestic abuse. You are eligible for a Civil Protection Order in Washington, DC if the alleged abuser is your current or former:

  • Spouse or domestic partner
  • Intimate or dating partner
  • Relative (by blood or marriage, domestic partnership, or adoption)
  • Housemate
  • Parent of a child of yours
  • Or is someone who is or was in a relationship with someone who you are or were in a relationship with.

But even if you are not in such a relationship, you may qualify for a Protective Order, if you are the victim of any of the following intra-family offenses: stalking, sexual assault, or sexual abuse.