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Domestic Violence Information

The Renton Police Department has a Domestic Violence Victim Advocate to provide assistance to victims of domestic violence that live within Renton's city limits. If you are in immediate danger, call 911 immediately.

Email the Domestic Violence Victim Advocate.

The advocate can provide the victim(s) with:

  • Safety Planning and Problem Solving
  • Domestic Violence Prevention and Education
  • Protection Orders
  • Emergency Hotel Shelter (short term)
  • Food and Clothing
  • Transportation
  • Interpreter Services

The Domestic Violence Victim Advocate is available Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Police Department. Advocate Phone: (425) 430-6654.

Domestic violence is not just physical violence. Domestic violence is a pattern of controlling abusive behavior - emotional, sexual, or physical. It is a pattern that can be prevented and it can be stopped. It is something that can happen to anyone.

No one deserves to be abused. You deserve to be in a relationship that is built on equality and mutual respect. You deserve to be in a relationship where you can get your needs met, feel safe, and be free from harm.

Victims of domestic violence should not be stereotyped. A victim of domestic violence does not cause the violence to happen. The violence is a result of the abuser's behavior, not the victim's.

Abuse happens to people from all different backgrounds. It happens to people of all ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, religions, economic levels, and educational levels.  Abuse can happen to domestic partners, elderly persons, and teens in dating relationships.

Men can also be victims of domestic violence[1]. However, 90 to 95 percent of domestic violence victims are women.

Children can be impacted by domestic violence by witnessing the abuse or by being abused themselves. For more information about the impact of domestic violence on children, see the Effects on Children page.

1. Bureau of Justice Statistics Selected Findings: Violence Between Intimates (NCJ-149259), November 1994.