Legal Information: Federal

Know the Laws - By State

Please see below for state-specific laws that might be useful for victims and survivors of domestic violence. This information is written in a Q & A format and is meant to provide you with easy-to-understand information. You can also reach us at our Email Hotline if you have more specific questions.

Immigration information for victims of domestic violence, crime victims, and others.

Information about how an order of protection, criminal conviction, or other circumstances can affect an abuser’s right to have a gun under federal law.

This page includes information about reporting and receiving help for domestic violence on military bases. For help please see the Military page on the National Organizations page.