Domestic Violence Unit

Domestic Violence

The District Attorney understands the widespread ramifications of domestic violence on families, children and the community; and in response, has dedicated attention and resources to this critical problem. The newly created Domestic Violence Unit employs specialized prosecutors and victim/witness advocates to deal with the unique needs of victims of domestic violence involved in the criminal justice system.

Goals and Responsibilities of the Domestic Violence Unit:

  • Increase Awareness of Domestic Violence
  • Increase Victim Safety
  • Assist Victims Through Progressive Programs
  • Prosecute Offenders
  • Educate and Train on Prevention of Violence
  • Maintain Domestic Violence Intervention Office

Domestic Violence Intervention Office

Staffed with advocates who offer assistance, guidance and support for all domestic abuse victims.

Office Location:

Hampden County Hall of Justice
50 State Street, 2nd Floor
Springfield, MA 01103
(413) 505-5651


Monday – Friday
No Appointment Necessary

Information Available:

How to apply for a restraining order or press charges.
Safety Planning
Community Resource Referrals

24-Hour Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault

If you, or someone that you know, is questioning “is this abuse?” the District Attorney’s Office encourages you to explore the sites below or come to the Domestic Violence Intervention Office to have your questions answered.

  • YWCA: Springfield
  • Womanshelter/ Companeras:
    Holyoke 413-536-1628
  • Safe Passage: Northampton
  • Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project:

Information on Safety Plannning

Domestic Violence Information