Domestic Violence Prosecution Center

Phone: (360) 487-8530

The Domestic Violence Unit is composed of experienced prosecutors from the City of Vancouver and Clark County Prosecutor’s office. All prosecutors are cross deputized and handle City and County cases. Victim advocates, as well as dedicated support staff, round out the team to provide a comprehensive, victim supportive environment.

Domestic Violence victim advocates work with victims of domestic violence. All of the advocates work with prosecutors to give victims the best possible assistance and representation in both arrest and non-arrest incidents of domestic violence.

Domestic violence is a pattern of controlling behavior that consists of physical, sexual and/or psychological assaults. It is primarily a learned behavior whose effects, without intervention, become more dangerous over time.

The Domestic Violence Prosecution Center prosecutes all crimes of Domestic Violence, including misdemeanors and felonies that occur in the City of Vancouver and the unincorporated Clark County Area.

Domestic violence transcends gender, age, ethnicity and sexual orientation. The Domestic Violence Prosecutor Center provides support and resources for all domestic violence victims: women, men, children and the elderly.

The Unit’s mission is "to deter the serious crime of domestic violence in Clark County. We will achieve our mission through aggressive prosecution, increased domestic violence offender accountability, advocacy for victims, and education to the community."