Information on Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, and Stalking Petitions

If you need to contact an advocate immediately, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 24 hours a day, at 800.799.7233, or go to www.thehotline.org.

Self-Help Brochures from SEOLS

Family Violence: Stay Safe and Get Help

This brochure explains your rights when you or someone in your family is the victim of domestic violence.

How to Represent Yourself at a Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order Final Hearing

This brochure explains how to represent yourself in a final hearing for your Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order case.

How to Present Evidence in Court

If you represent yourself in a Civil Protection Order hearing, you may want to introduce evidence. Evidence may include photos, text messages, or audio recordings. This brochure explains how you can present evidence in court when you represent yourself.

Self-Help Legal Manual for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, and Stalking

This brochure answer a lot of legal questions for victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, or stalking.

Domestic Violence and Public Benefits

This brochure explains the rights victims of domestic violence have when receiving Ohio Works First (OWF), food stamps, and subsidized housing.

Ohio Works First (OWF) hardship extension

If you are a victim of domesetic violence, you may be able to have your Ohio Works First benefits extended beyond the normal 36-month limit. This brochure explains how you can ask to have your Ohio Works First benefits extend past the 36-month limit.

Fair Housing Protections for Survivors of Domestic Violence

This brochure talks about the rights a survivor of domestic violence has under the Fair Housing Act and other laws.

Links to Resources on Other Websites

Ohio Shelter and Program Referral List

This website has information on the domestic violence shelters and programs in all 88 Ohio counties.

Fill Out a Petition for a Civil Protection Order

This website walks you through each step of filling out a petition for a Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order, a Sexual Violence Civil Protection Order, or a Stalking Civil Protection. At the end, you will have the paperwork to print out and file with the court.

10 Steps for Presenting Evidence in Court

This brochure from the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges explains how you can present evidence in court if you represent yourself.

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