Even if you do not qualify for an order of protection, the abuser may have committed a crime. If you call the police, they may arrest him/her for a crime and you may get a restraining order through the criminal court. Remember that even if you do have an order of protection, you can still report him/her to the police if you believe s/he committed a crime against you.
If the abuser has misused technology in a way that you believe may be a crime, go to our Abuse Using Technology section to learn what types of behaviors are covered under criminal state laws.
Here is a list of some possible crimes in Guam that the abuser may have committed. You can click on the links to read the legal definition of each crime on our State Statutes page:
- Child stealing
- Custodial interference
- Family violence
- Violation of a court order
- Child abuse
- Abuse of an incompetent
- Identity theft
The Guam Office of the Attorney General runs an office for victims of crime, Victim Witness Ayuda Services, which provides information on victims’ rights and services. You can also call them at (671) 475-3324.
For information on victims’ compensation in Guam, you can contact the Criminal Injuries Compensation Commission by phone at (671) 475-3406. For more information about Guam’s Criminal Injuries Compensation Commission, you can read the language of the law on our GU Statutes page under Chapter 161. By reading through the laws, you will see which crimes may qualify you for help, what compensation a victim can receive, and much more.
You may learn more about crimes by calling your local police department, sheriff’s department, or district attorney’s office. See our GU Sheriff Departments page for the contact information for your local sheriff’s department.
If you are a victim of domestic violence and have been charged with a crime, you can go to our Battered Women Charged with Crimes page.
Other organizations for victims of crime are listed on our National Organizations - Crime Victims page.