This training will prepare you to assist walk-in clients with their Civil Protection Order petitions at DCVLP’s Domestic Violence Petitioner’s Clinic in DC Superior Court. For many clients, coming to clinic is their first step toward finding safety and stability.
Topics will include:
- Overview of DCVLP clinics & intake process
- Overview of civil protection order law in DC
- Overview of family law in DC
- Tips for an effective, trauma-informed client interview
- Case studies of typical clinic visitors