If you are the victim of domestic violence, there are resources that may help you.  Visit this section to learn more.

Shelters, Counseling, and General Advocacy

There are multiple agencies handling domestic violence matters throughout Nevada.  You can find lists of where to go for help in your local community through the following:

Nevada Attorney General Resources
Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence
Step Up! Stop Violence!

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is: 1-800-799-7233.


Court Resources

Victims of domestic violence can apply for protection orders to keep their abusers away. A "temporary protection order" (a "TPO") may be issued for up to a month, and an extended protection order may be issued for up to a year. 

Your local Justice Court is usually the place to file an application for a TPO.  Visit Find My Court to locate your nearest Justice Court.


Legal Resources

Your local legal aid office may be able to assist victims of domestic violence.  Visit the following to find out if legal assistance is available.

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
Nevada Legal Services
Southern Nevada Senior Law Program
Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans
Washoe Legal Services

About This Website

This website is intended to provide general information, forms, and resources for people who are representing themselves in Nevada's courts without a lawyer. There may be additional information you need to know depending on where your case is being handled. If you will be representing yourself in Clark County or Washoe County, you should visit those self-help websites for specialized forms and instructions.