DVIS Legal offers free legal services to low-income survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and adult sex trafficking. They are located inside the Family Safety Center (FSC) at 600 Civic Center, main level and are open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. DVIS Legal can be reached by calling 918.742.7480.
Individuals visiting the FSC can access free parking at the ALOFT garage located at 200 Civic Center in Tulsa. Remember your plate number. Upon arrival at the FSC, use the tap and scan sign at the front desk to validate your parking session through your mobile device. If you do not have a mobile device, a front desk receptionist can log your parking session upon arrival.
Court advocates are available to assist survivors will with every step of the protective order (PO) process and can even be in court with you for PO hearings.
To file a PO, 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. PO’s must be filed at the courthouse by 2:30 p.m. to be heard that day.
Advocates are also available to assist in applying for protective orders at the Tulsa County Courthouse and at the Sapulpa office, which is located at 19 North Main.
Criminal court advocates are available to help if you have been named as a victim of a felony or a misdemeanor involving domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and adult sex trafficking. They can help prepare you for hearings to ensure your voice is heard.
A Tulsa Police Department law enforcement advocate is available to assist with filing a police report or getting a copy of a report that has already been filed.
All advocates offer extensive safety planning and can refer to many local resources.
Filing an After Hours Emergency Protective Order
To attain an after-hours emergency protective order, call law enforcement to make the request. Law enforcement will contact a judge for approval. After-hours emergency protective orders are valid until 5 p.m. the next business day. If someone is issued an after-hours emergency protective order, they need to call DVIS Legal at 918.742.7480 the following business day to determine next steps.
DVIS attorneys do not take criminal cases, but are available to assist survivors with civil legal concerns including:
- Protective Orders
- Divorce Cases
- Paternity Actions and Custody Proceedings
- Juvenile Deprived Cases
DVIS attorneys also offer advice and guidance as long as the individual doesn’t already have legal representation.
The department also has a partnership with an immigration attorney through the Tulsa YWCA.
For more information about legal help, please call 918.742.7480.