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Information

What is Child Custody Mediation? (Rev. 11/2001). (Prepared by the Judicial Council of California). Also available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.

Can a Domestic Violence Protective Order help me? (rev. 1/2003). (Prepared by the Judicial Council of California). Also available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.

How does a Criminal Protective Order help me? (Rev. 1/2003). (Prepared by the Judicial Council of California). Also available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.

A Criminal Protective Order was issued against me (Rev. 1/2003). (Prepared by the Judicial Council of California). Also available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.

A Domestic Violence Restraining Order was issued against me (Rev. 1/2003). (Prepared by the Judicial Council of California). Also available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.

When Witnesses and Victims Go to Court (135 KB) (Prepared by the Judicial Council of California)
Also available in Spanish and Chinese.

About Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, including information about filing an answer. (70 KB) (Prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles)

Do you need to file a for a Restraining Order?...or do you need more information? (137 KB) (Prepared by the Santa Clara Superior Court Self Service Center )

Frequently Asked Questions about Domestic Violence (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa )

Website Safety Alerts (628 KB) (prepared by the National Network to End Domestic Violence)

Domestic Violence and Child Custody (158 KB) (prepared by the Judicial Council of California)
Also available in Spanish.

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Instructions

Domestic Violence Restraining Order (ZIP, 14.6 MB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Siskiyou ) This chart explains the legal process of how to obtain a Domestic Violence Restraining Order. This file is a zipped file in Microsoft Publisher format. You will need WinZip to unzip the file and Microsoft Publisher to view it. Click here (ZIP, 14.5 MB) for chart in Spanish.

Telephone Triage Checklist - "I want to get a restraining order against someone." (91 KB) (produced by the Superior Court of California, County of Butte )

How to Get a New Court Date Because You Could Not Serve the Restrained Person (called "Reissue Your Temporary Orders") (44 KB) (Prepared by the Santa Clara Superior Court Self Service Center )

Do you need to RENEW your Restraining Order, which is about to expire? (91 KB) (Prepared by the Santa Clara Superior Court Self Service Center )

Were you served with a Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Order? (78 KB) (Prepared by the Santa Clara Superior Court Self Service Center )

Do you want to change or cancel a restraining order? (81 KB) (prepared by the Santa Clara Superior Court Self Service Center )

Starting Your Domestic Violence Restraining Order (1 MB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Fresno )

Responding to a Domestic Violence Restraining Order (1 MB) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Fresno )

Instructions for Serving Restraining Order After Hearing in Person (Prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo .) Also available in Spanish.

Instructions for Serving Restraining Order After Hearing by mail (Prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo .) Also available in Spanish.

Instructions to renew a restraining order (Rev. 1/2007) (Prepared by the Santa Clara Superior Court Self Service Center .)

Instructions to modify or set aside a restraining order (Rev. 1/2007) (Prepared by the Santa Clara Superior Court Self Service Center .)

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Templates and Samples

DV-100, Item 21: Abuse (additional page) (57 KB) (Prepared by the Santa Clara Superior Court Self Service Center )

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Videos

A Guide for Persons Applying for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order, A Guide for Persons Responding to a Domestic Violence Restraining Order (2 tapes), available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Korean (prepared by the Judicial Council of California) (Contact equalaccess@jud.ca.gov to obtain a copy of this video.)

The Realities of Domestic Violence, available in English and Spanish (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Joaquin ) (Contact equalaccess@jud.ca.gov to obtain a copy of this video.)

The Basics of Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, available in English and Spanish (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of San Joaquin ) (Contact equalaccess@jud.ca.gov to obtain a copy of this video.)

Guides to Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (Petitioners) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa )

Guides to Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (Respondent) (prepared by the Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa )

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