Domestic Violence and Law
FINDING AN ADVOCATE (SOMEONE TO HELP) (Deaf or Hard of Hearing)
Going to court for civil or criminal case can be difficult and confusing. You may get free advocate from local domestic violence or rape crisis program to:
- Provide emotional support and do safety planning with you;
- Find legal information and resources;
- Go with you to file for a protection order; lawyer's office; any court hearings.
To find the local domestic violence program, you can call 800-934-9840 (v/tty) or (614) 781-9651 (v/tty), or on this website, CLICK HERE.
National Domestic Violence Hotline-
- DEAF IM: ADWASHotline
- Videophone for Deaf callers: (206) 787-3224 or TTY: 800-787-3224
LGBT Survivors: Buckeye Regional Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO)- 866-86BRAVO (866-862-7286) (v) or www.bravo-ohio.org.
To find the local rape crisis program , go to: http://www.oaesv.org/support.html or call 888-886-8388.