WomensLaw is not just for women. We serve and support all survivors, no matter their sex or gender.

Important note: Although courts may be closed or accepting limited cases due to COVID-19, there should still be a way to file for a protection order and other emergency relief. See our Frequently Asked Questions Involving Courts and COVID-19, or call your local courthouse for more details.

Legal Information: District of Columbia

District of Columbia Restraining Orders

View all
Laws current as of
November 1, 2019

Restraining Orders

This section has information about civil protection orders and extreme risk protection orders.