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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic

Due to the recent concerns with COVID-19, Center for Community Solutions’ restraining order clinic will assist east county residents for free over the phone with restraining orders for domestic violence.  If you would like information and assistance with filing a domestic violence restraining order, please call our helpline during clinic operating hours below.

Wednesday 1 PM to 5 PM; Thursday and Friday 8:30 AM to 5 PM
CCS DVRO Clinic Helpline: 619-314-571

If we are busy with another caller, please leave your name, a safe contact number (please state if it is “safe” to leave a voicemail), and a brief message and we will return your call during our clinic operating hours. Calls received outside of our clinic operating hours will be returned within the next business day.

The Legal Aid Society of San Diego and the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program are also offering free restraining order clinic services over the phone.  Please refer to the numbers and websites below for up to date information regarding their available services. 

Legal Aid Society of San Diego: 877-534-2524 ∣

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program: 619-235-5656 ∣

There may also be free walk-in assistance at each courthouse at the Family Law Facilitator’s Office during their business hours. They may also assist with Civil Harassment Restraining Orders and Elder Abuse Restraining Orders. Please refer to the court website for up to date information regarding available services at


Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking often face a wide variety of civil legal challenges in the aftermath of violence/abuse. These challenges threaten the basic necessities of life: personal safety, housing, employment, education, divorce/custody, immigration, and privacy. Each Year, CCS’ legal programs provide quality legal services to hundreds of survivors of interpersonal violence. Services include walk-in clinics, by-appointment office consultations, and direct representation.

CCS’ legal programs take a holistic, client-centered approach to assisting survivors. Services are designed to empower clients with information and options to stabilize their lives, allowing them to pursue self-defined goals instead of reacting to crisis.

CCS legal services are free and confidential.

Request Legal Services

To request legal services please call and leave a message at 858-272-5777 ext. 7100.  Please be sure to leave your name and a safe contact number (please state if it is “safe” to leave a voicemail), and a legal team member will return your call.

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