Persons interested in obtaining a protection order must petition in Kitsap District or Superior Court. The Bainbridge Island Municipal Court does not process protection order requests.
Advocacy for Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
Domestic Violence Cases
The YWCA is able to assist victims and petitioners with domestic violence cases. The advocate is available to assist people, offering crisis response, safety planning, legal advocacy and advocacy- based counseling. For additional information, contact: 360-479-0491 or the 24-hour crisis line 800-500-5513, or visit the YWCA Kitsap County website.
Sexual Assault Cases
The Kitsap Sexual Assault Center provides advocacy for victims of sexual assault. KSAC also offers a 24-hour crisis support line at 1 866-831-2050 and other services described on the KSAC website. The legal advocate (as of December 2017) to contact if you are petitioning for a Sexual Assault Protection Order is Beverly Van Santford at 360-337-4950 or email Beverly Van Santford.
There may be some circumstances where the mediation process is an option to resolve your dispute. Kitsap Dispute Resolution Center offers these services.
SAVIN Protective Order Brochure (PDF) - Be notified when your order is served on the respondent.