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National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or (TTY) 1-800-787-3224

Know the Laws:

UPDATED June 12, 2012

To learn about the laws of your state, please select your state from the drop-down list above. 

  • Most of the laws related to domestic violence and sexual assault are state laws.  This includes laws about restraining orders, custody, divorce, crimes and more.
  • There are some federal laws that you may also want to read about, including laws about immigration, guns and the military.  You can access these laws anytime from the Know the Laws tab at the top of the page, or from the links on the left-hand side of this page.

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