California law provides protections against abuse. Abuse includes physical or mental abuse, threats, harassment and stalking. Restraining orders are available for protection from domestic violence, civil harassment, elder abuse, workplace violence, and school violence.
Protection from Abuse
Sacramento Superior Court
3341 Power Inn Road
Self-Help Computer Room, Room 113A
Family Relations Courthouse
8:45 a.m., Monday, Wednesday, & Friday.
APS investigates reports of elderly and dependent adults in danger due to abuse, neglect, exploitation, or hazardous or unsafe living conditions; can serve as an advocate for elderly and dependent adults in situations with landlords, doctors, hospitals, and other social services.
Women Escaping a Violent Environment
1900 K St. Suite # 250
Sacramento, CA 95811
WEAVE is a victim services organization for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Priority will be given to victims over non-victims for services. The only services available for non-victims is low-fee forms assistance in Family Law, through the Paralegal for Family Law issues. Assistance with DVRO’s determined on a case by case basis; consultation and possible representation for DVRO’s determined on a case by case basis. Free monthly family law workshops covering Divorce; Financial Declarations; Request for Orders; Child Custody & Child Support information.
2nd Thursday – Divorce Prep – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
4th Thursday – Divorce Prep – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
1st Wednesday – Child Custody & Child Support Information
4th Wednesday – Financial Disclosures
4th Monday – Request for Orders
Eligibility: Must be low income. Must be Sacramento County resident.
6060 Sunrise Vista Dr #2340
Citrus Heights, CA 95610-3850
McGeorge School of Law
Services are statewide and free of charge. We can assist callers in any language.
- Free legal information about victims’ rights and resources available to victims.
- Referrals to local, state, and nation’al organizations that can provide assistance.
- The VCRC conducts free legal research on victims’ rights related issues to victim service providers
- The VCRC also offers free presentations on a host of victim related topics. Presentations can be tailored to your organizations’ needs. Presentations can be in-person or via web conferencing.
- The VCRC publishes multiple brochures on a variety of topics, including Marsy’s Law, elder abuse, domestic violence, and victim services. These brochures are available online and in print free of charge.
Services not provided:
- No legal advice over the phone, only legal information.
- No assistance with divorce, custody, and spousal/child support related matters.
How to get help:
- Contact the 1-800-VICTIMS(842-8467) phone line.
- Chat with a VCRC law clerk via our website chat function at http://www.1800victims.org/live-chat
The Judicial Council creates some forms used in seeking protection from abuse. The Sacramento County Superior Court has created a variety of forms and instructions packets. For other situations, you may need to create your own forms. Our Legal Research Guides and Step-by-Steps have instructions and samples for many commonly-used forms.
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