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Important: Even if courts are closed, you can still file for a protection order and other emergency relief. See our FAQ on Courts and COVID-19.

Legal Information

Protection Orders

This series of video blogs about protection orders are narrated in Spanish with English subtitles. They include information on what protection orders are, who qualifies for an order, what to expect during the court process, the evidence that could be useful in court, and how protection orders can help survivors of abuse. 

Online Information Clinics

This series of online information clinics on restraining orders for victims of domestic violence is available in English and Spanish and covers basic information on how to file for a restraining order, how to enforce it, and options for how to handle some of the common issues faced by petitioners.