Legal – Staff attorneys are available to assist domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence survivors with civil legal concerns. If accepted into the legal program an attorney will be assigned to represent you in your protective order and/or family law case (divorce or paternity action). The attorneys also offer advice and guidance and will assist with paperwork even if they are not able to represent you.
Court advocacy – Court advocates are available to assist domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence survivors with filling out the paperwork needed to file a protective order. Advocates also offer support during the protective order hearing and extensive safety planning. Court advocates located at the Family Safety Center (3010 S. Harvard Ave.) assist with applying for the protective order at that location.
Hours to file for a protective order at the Family Safety Center are between 9: a.m. and noon Monday through Friday. The emergency protective order hearings are held via video and phone, which saves a trip to the Tulsa County Courthouse. Advocates are available from 9 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for safety planning and other assistance.
Advocates are also available to assist in applying for protective orders at the Tulsa County Courthouse in downtown Tulsa and at the Sapulpa (Creek County) office (121 E. Dewey Ave.)
Advocates also have access to many local resources that may be needed. To file a protective order, you or the person you are filing against must live in the county you are filing in or the incident that caused you to file must have occurred in the county in which you are filing.
*All the above mentioned programs include safety planning.
Call 918.742.7480 for more information.