Domestic violence victims can apply for protective orders by phone

none
(Courtesy photo)
none
(Courtesy photo)

Domestic violence victims can apply to get a Temporary Protective Order (TPO) by phone under a program launched by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s Family Law Self-Help Center.

“Families are under stress and tensions are high. This phone option offers a way to get a TPO remotely by calling 702-455-1500,” said District Court Family Division Presiding Judge Bryce Duckworth. “Notwithstanding limitations created by the coronavirus crisis, we remain committed to provide access to the Court for those who face domestic violence.”

“Generally when people are unemployed, financially insecure, and are enduring stress while being confined, domestic violence and child abuse increase,” said Stephanie McDonald,  directing attorney of the Family Law Self Help Center. “We want to ensure that those who are at risk of domestic violence know how to reach the Family Law Self-Help Center for help. Getting the word out to those facing danger so they know there are still resources available could be lifesaving.”

Those facing domestic violence should call 702-455-1500 to get a TPO facilitated by phone. Help is also available by email at [email protected].

Hugh Jackson
Editor | Hugh Jackson was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and author of the Las Vegas Gleaner political blog. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and editor at the Casper (Wyoming) Star-Tribune.