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Domestic Violence Legal Center

24-hour hotline number: 717-299-1249  

The Legal Center ensures domestic violence victims full access to the court system. Our staff attorneys provide representation in legal matters ranging from obtaining Protection from Abuse Orders to consultation on issues such as divorce, child custody, spousal and child support, and other civil legal matters.

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.


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


35 East Orange Street, Suite 201
Lancaster, PA 17602
717.291.5826 (office)
717.290.1683 (fax)

Domestic Violence Legal Center (DVLC)

  • The Domestic Violence Legal Center is available to assist individuals and provide resources Monday-Friday from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm over the telephone at (717) 291-5826
    • On weekends, contact the DVS 24-Hour hotline for assistance by calling 717-299-1249 or text SAFE to 61222
  • If individuals are unable to reach a staff person directly, they may leave a message and their call will be returned as soon as possible.
  • During the weekends, call the DVS 24-Hour Hotline to be connected to the on-call Legal Advocate.