Information for the Respondent
It is important that you comply with this order.
If you contact the Petitioner, you will be in violation of the order, and are subject to arrest, even if they contact you first. You may have been ordered to domestic violence treatment. The goal of domestic violence treatment is to end violent and abusive behavior, increase victim safety and hold people accountable for their violent and/or abusive behavior. You should contact a Washington State Certified domestic violence treatment provider as soon as possible. If your case is scheduled for a Review hearing, you may need to complete a screening process and show proof of it.
What is expected of me?
Complete intake paperwork with the treatment provider if treatment or treatment “evaluation” or “assessment” has been ordered. In this intake you will be required to sign a release of information so that the treatment provider can contact the petitioner in this case, the courts, as well as others who may have information about the case. There is a fee for the screening process. Unfortunately, there currently are no grants available to help youpay for this.
What are my rights?
- You have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.
- You have the right to petition the court to modify or change the order. For example if you complete your domestic violence screening and want to change your visitation from supervised to unsupervised.
- You have the right to choose any Washington State Certified Provider.
Local Certified Domestic Violence Treatment Providers
- Alternatives Professional Counseling – 360-357-7986
- Cain, Atwell & Associates – 360-413-0046
- Olympia Psychotherapy Inc – 360-352-3034