In Crisis?

Domestic Violence Legal Center

Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
In an emergency outside of regular Center hours, please call the 24-hour hotline: 717-299-1249.

The Domestic Violence Legal Center (DVLC) strives to provide full access to the civil court system for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. DVLC Legal Advocates file Protection From Abuse orders and provide information and options counseling, as well as accompaniments to PFA court.

DVLC staff attorneys provide consultations and representation in PFA and Sexual Violence Protection Order (SVPO) matters as well as emergency child custody, divorce, and support issues related to domestic violence. Victims of sexual assault may be represented in court actions and in Title IX proceedings on college and university campuses, thanks to a partnership with the YWCA of Lancaster’s Sexual Assault, Prevention and Counseling Center (SAPCC). 


Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County provides free, confidential services and is committed to serving all victims of domestic violence and their dependent children.

Domestic Violence Legal Center

Address: 35 East Orange Street
Suite 201
Lancaster, PA 17602

717-291-5826 (office)
717-290-1683 (fax)