Domestic Violence Information by State

Domestic violence victims need all the support they can get while going through such a rough time. That’s why each state has so many resources available for helping victims of domestic violence get back on their feet. There are many, many nongovernmental organizations, government agencies, and family organizations that victims can turn to. Below, you’ll find a list of these programs organized by state. You’ll also find links regarding each state’s domestic violence laws and victim resources.

National

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

If you’re a victim of domestic violence or know someone who is, visit Findlaw’s Get Help with Domestic Violence page. If you want to file a protective order in your state, visit our page on State Forms.

Talk to an Attorney for More Information About Domestic Violence in Your State

Taking action early can be critical when it comes to protecting victims of domestic violence. Local law enforcement is available for immediate assistance, but what's often needed is a long-term plan to protect the victims. That's where an attorney can make all the difference. 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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