Legal Services

Break the Cycle provides free legal services to young victims of dating violence in Washington, DC. Our legal services are available to young people who are:

  • 12 to 24 years old
  • Living in the Washington, DC metropolitan area
  • Experiencing abuse

Break the Cycle attorneys assist victims of dating abuse and domestic violence with the following legal issues:

  • Obtaining protection or restraining orders
  • Violations of restraining orders
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Visitation
  • Divorce

Our attorneys also work closely with clients to ensure that their non-legal needs are met through safety planning, school advocacy, criminal case accompaniment and referrals to local domestic violence and social services.

Have questions? Want our help? Contact Break the Cycle's legal services program at 202.824.0707 or