I was not granted a restraining order. What can I do?
If you are not granted a restraining 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 may be able to help you come up with a safety plan and help connect you with the resources you need. You will find a list of U.S. Virgin Islands resources on our VI Advocates and Shelters page.
You can also find safety planning tips on our Safety Tips page. You may also be able to reapply for a restraining order if a new incident of domestic violence occurs after you are denied the order.
You may also want to consider reporting any criminal activity to the police. For more information about crimes in the U.S. Virgin Islands, please go to our VI Crimes page.