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 domestic 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.

Court Forms

Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order

This packet is designed to help someone file for a Civil Protection Order if you are considered a family our household member of the person you are filing against. For more information on if you qualify as a family or household member, please review the information on the first page of this packet.

Dating Violence Civil Protection Order

This packet is designed to help someone fie for a Dating Violence Civil Protection Order if you are or were in a “dating relationship” with the other person within the past twelve (12) months. For more information on if you qualify for a dating violence protection order, please review the information on the first page of this packet.

Civil Stalking or Sexually Oriented Offense Protection Order

This packet is designed to help someone file for a Civil Stalking or Sexually Oriented Offense Protection Order (CSPO or CSOOPO). A CSPO is appropriate if the other person’s actions constitute menacing by stalking. A CSOOPO is appropriate if you are the victim of a sexually oriented offense. For more information on if you qualify for a CSPO or CSOOPO, please review the information on the first page of this packet.

Juvenile Civil Protection Order

This packet is designed to help someone file for a Civil Protection Order against a person that is considered a minor (under the age of eighteen (18) years old). Please note: the age of the Petitioner is irrelevant; the Court only looks at the age of the Respondent to determine if a Juvenile Civil Protection Order has been correctly filed in the Juvenile Court.

Local forms:

Licking County

If you are filing your packet in Licking County, you are required to fill out and submit this additional form.

 

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