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Domestic Violence Information by State

Domestic violence victims need all the support they can get. This article contains links to resources in each state to help victims of domestic violence protect themselves and their loved ones.

If you need immediate help, call

If you want to file a protective order in your state, see State Forms.

If you're a victim of domestic violence or know someone who is, visit FindLaw's Get Help with Domestic Violence page. For more information about domestic violence laws and taking legal action to stop domestic abuse, see FindLaw's Domestic Violence section.

National

Alabama

  • Alabama Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-650-6522

Alaska

  • Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

  • Hawaii Domestic Abuse Hotlines: Oʻahu: 1-808-841-0822; West Hawaiʻi: 1-808-322-7233; East Hawaiʻi: 1-808-959-8864; Molokai 1-808-567-6888

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

  • Kentucky Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-332-7385 (24/7)

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

  • Mississippi Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-898-3234 (24/7)

Missouri

Montana

  • Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) (24/7)

Nebraska

  • Nebraska Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-888-363-2287 (24/7)

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

  • New York Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800.942.6906 (24/7)

North Carolina

  • Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) (24/7)

North Dakota

Ohio

  • Ohio Domestic Violence Network Hotline at 1-800-934-9840 (24/7)

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

  • Rhode Island Helpline at 1-800-494-8100 (24/7)

South Carolina

  • Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (24/7)

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

  • Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (24/7)

West Virginia

  • Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (24/7)

Wisconsin

Wyoming

  • Call the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-307-755-5481

Talk to an Attorney for More Information About Domestic Violence

Taking action early can be critical when it comes to protecting victims of domestic violence. Finding specific state domestic violence information is a great first start. Whether it's obtaining a restraining order or filing for divorce, an attorney can be your strongest advocate. Reach out to a family law attorney near you today to find out more state-specific domestic violence information and to discuss your specific situation.

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