Service Tree

The Service Tree lists all services in "branched" groups, starting with the very general and moving to the very specific. Click on the name of any group name to see the sub-groups available within it. Click on a service code to see its details and the providers who offer that service.

Child Abuse Protective/Restraining Orders

Programs that help minor children who are victims of abuse or their advocates (a parent, step-parent or legal guardian) obtain an order from the court which requires that the abuser (who may be a family member or someone outside the family) stay away from the child or face serious legal consequences. The abuser must avoid the child victim's residence or any place temporarily occupied by the child victim or both, and avoid contacting or causing any person other than a party's attorney to contact the child victim (unless the petitioner consents to that contact in writing and the judge agrees that the contact is in the best interests of the child).

Domestic Violence Protective/Restraining Orders

Programs that help adults obtain an order from the police or the courts that protects them from abuse or threats of abuse from a current or former spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, someone they have a child with, someone they live with or someone they are related to through blood or marriage. Included are emergency protective orders that police can obtain from the court to provide immediate protection to an abused family member for five to seven days until an application for a temporary restraining order can be made in court; longer-term temporary restraining orders issued in civil court that forbid contact with the protected person until the propriety of granting a permanent injunction can be evaluated; permanent or after-hearing restraining orders that make a short-term injunction granted in the temporary restraining order permanent (or specify the amount of time they will remain in effect); and criminal temporary protective orders which apply in situations where an abusive individual has been arrested and faces trial.