Family Violence Division

Family Violence Division

Frank Crowley Courts Building - 133 N. Riverfront Boulevard, LB 19, Dallas, TX 75207
Telephone: (214) 653-3600 • Fax: (214) 653-5774

The Family Violence Division of the Dallas District Attorney’s Office handles the prosecution of violent felony offense between former or current intimate partners.

The division is comprised of eighteen attorneys, nine investigators, and eighteen victim advocates.  Contained in this number are five attorneys, one investigator, and six victim advocates who devote all of their time to representing applicants in Protective Order hearings free of charge.

The Family Violence Division is committed to, not only, bringing justice to abusers, but promoting safety for families. Victim Advocates contact victims as close to the time of crisis as possible. They are tasked with the distribution information regarding local shelters, counseling, housing and assist victims with creating a “safety plan.” Victim Advocates help victims navigate the criminal justice system, provide emotional support and accompaniment for trial support.

Members of the division participate in a number of community task forces comprised of local shelters, victim service providers and law enforcement, forensic specialist, and counselors.

The City of Dallas, in conjunction with community stakeholders such as the DA's Office has launched a Domestic Violence Dashboard where community members can access real-time data regarding the prosecution of domestic and family violence cases.

Protective Orders

Located on the tenth floor of the Frank Crowley Courts Building, the Family Violence Division has five attorneys, one investigator and four Victim Advocates who devote all of their time to representing applicants in protective order hearings, free of charge. Additionally, the George Allen Civil Courts Building houses one Assistant District Attorney and two victim advocates who are there to help walk applicants through the protective order process, as well. To see if you qualify to apply for a protective order, please call (214) 653-3605 or visit the District Attorney’s office at address above between the hours of 8:00am-1:00pm.

All parking is for a fee, and no appointments are taken, so we do advise that you phone before you visit to verify that you will meet the requirements for application.

Family Violence Team

The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office has a wide variety of personnel dedicated to assisting victims of family violence and sexual assault. Victims may encounter or be contacted by any or all of the following personnel:

Prosecutor: an Assistant District Attorney who will advocate for the victim in all criminal court proceedings, including trial and /or plea negotiations

Investigator: a licensed peace officer employed by the District Attorney to locate victims, witnesses, and evidence to assist the prosecution

Victim Advocate: a caseworker assigned to assist the victim with safety planning, counseling resources, community referrals, and court accompaniment if necessary

Victim/Witness Service Coordinators: personnel who provide assistance with Crime Victim Compensation, travel, lodging, and victim impact statements

Protective Order Personnel: Assistant District Attorneys and Victim Advocates who assist victims in obtaining Protective Orders

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Comprehensive Resource List
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Domestic Violence Safety Plan
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Family Violence/Sexual Assault Prosecution
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Protective Order Information
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