The specific term used to describe violence in a relationship. An intimate partner is a person with whom you have or had a close personal or sexual relationship.
Refers to any form of violence that occurs within a household. These relationships include household relationships such as spouse/spouse, parent/child, elder/child, etc.
Refers to any form of violence that occurs within a dating relationship. Dating violence primarily impacts younger populations, but it is in no way limited to a certain age group.
Defining Domestic Abuse
Domestic Violence Warning Signs
What is an Order of Protection?
Temporary Order of Protection
Final Order of Protection
Who can get an Order of Protection?
1) Go to the nearest court to obtain and file the petition
2) Bring identification and information about the respondent
3) Fill Out the Petition
4) A judge reviews your petition
5) Make sure the ex parte order is filed and that copies are delivered to the local sheriff’s office
6) Contact an attorney, or call Legal Aid of Arkansas at 1-800-952-9243 or 479-442-0600
7) Attend the court hearing
How do I check to see if a protection order has been served?
How do I check to see if a detainee has been released?
Before the hearing
Arrive 20 to 30 minutes early
A neat appearance in court is important
What to bring to your hearing
What you may want to mention when you testify
What to expect in an Order of Protection Hearing
Leaving your hearing
What if the abuser violates the Order of Protection?
What if I am not granted the Order of Protection?
Court Safety Plan
School Safety Plan
Home Safety Plan
Grounds for Filing
Restoration or Name Change