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September 1, 2023

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. A local domestic violence program in your area can help you develop a safety plan and connect you with other resources you may need. For safety planning information, go to our Safety Planning page. 

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

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