Even if you do not qualify for a protection from abuse order, 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 a protection order, you can still report him/her to the police if you believe s/he committed a crime against you.
In our Abuse Using Technology section, you can learn the types of behaviors that are considered a misuse of technology. Some of these behaviors might be recognized as a crime depending on the specific laws of your state.
Here is a list of some possible crimes in Kansas 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:
- Harassment by telecommunication device
- Criminal use of weapons
- Sexual battery; aggravated sexual battery
- Kidnapping; aggravated kidnapping
- Endangering a child; aggravated endangering a child
- Criminal trespass
- Criminal restraint
- Criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
- Criminal nonsupport
- Battery; aggravated battery
- Domestic battery; aggravated domestic battery
- Assault; aggravated assault
- Abuse of a child
- Breach of privacy
- Identity theft
- False impersonation
- Human trafficking
- Commercial sexual exploitation of a child
- Unlawful possession of a visual depiction of a child
- Unlawful transmission of a visual depiction of a child
- Interference with parental custody; aggravated interference with parental custody.
The Kansas Office of Corrections runs an Office of Victim Services, which provides information on victims’ rights and services. You can also call them at (609) 292-6766.
For information on victims’ compensation in Kansas, visit the Crime Victims Compensation Division, administered by the Kansas Attorney General’s office, or contact them by telephone at (785) 296-2359.
You may learn more about crimes by calling your local police department, sheriff’s department, or district attorney’s office. See our KS 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 Abuse Victims Charged with Crimes page.
Other organizations for victims of crime are listed on our National Organizations - Crime Victims page.