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February 11, 2022

I am not eligible for a PFA order. What can I do?

If you are not eligible for a PFA order, there are still some things you can do to stay safe. It might be a good idea to contact one of the domestic violence resource centers in your area to get help, support, and advice on how to stay safe. They can help you develop a safety plan and help connect you with the resources you need. For safety planning help, ideas, and information, go to our Safety Tips page. You will find a list of resources on our Places that Help page.

Even if you do not qualify for a PFA, the abuser may have committed a crime against you. For example, stalking, trespassing, harassment, assault, and communicating threats are against the law. You have the right to report the incidents to the police. If you are in immediate danger, you can call 911. You can read more about crimes in Alabama on our Crimes page.

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