Restraining Order Support

Valley Crisis Center helps people harmed by intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking get a restraining order against the person who hurt them. We help with submitting the restraining order to the court, supporting at court and helping you understand what the order means and what the judge said at court. These services are by appointment only.

At this time, we do not support with filing for custody alone, but we can add it in the order.

You can call our office for an assessment or you can stop by one of our offices to speak to an advocate. If you have an appointment scheduled, be sure you have your Restraining Order Packet completed as best you can. It is important that you have the date of birth and the address of the person who hurt you for the order. If you need help finishing the packet, please call our crisis line for help.

If you have pictures, emails, text messages or other things showing why you are scared of the person who hurt you, we can print them out for you and include them in your order.

When coming to your appointment, please be aware that it can take up to two hours to finish typing up your order.

The Restraining Order Process

Assessment

Appointment

Temporary Order

Serving the Person who Caused Harm

Court

During this process, an advocate from Valley Crisis Center will be with you every step of the way. The person who hurt you will be able to attend court to say their side of the story. Advocates cannot speak up at court on your behalf but we will be there to support you as best as possible.

Our restraining order services are offered in English and Spanish, but upon request, any other language can be accommodated.