The Domestic Violence Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist victims of domestic violence. The center is staffed by the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk, the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.
The center takes both civil emergency protective orders and criminal complaints. The staff at the center can identify the type of protection for which you are eligible and assist with asking the court for that protection.
Victim’s advocates are on staff to provide information about community resources and offer advice based on an assessment of the level of danger present in each situation.
Domestic violence can occur to males and females, children and adults. Domestic violence knows no economic or educational boundaries and is defined in many ways, not just by extreme violence. Threatening and controlling behavior, violence toward pets and destruction of property can all be considered forms of domestic violence.
If you need assistance, contact the Domestic Violence Intake Center to learn about the resources available to you.