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A temporary restraining order is an order from the court that tells someone to stop hurting or threatening to hurt you. In this video, you will learn how to apply for a restraining order.
If you can’t afford to pay court fees, tell the court clerk you want to apply for a fee waiver – which means the court will not charge you. You can probably get a fee waiver if you get public benefits (such as welfare, food stamps, SNAP, or SSI) or if your income is very low. This article gives...
If your family has very LOW or NO income or you have a disability and can’t work, you may be able to get cash assistance from the State. Read this to learn: who can get it; how to apply; how much you could get; what you can do if they want to stop your assistance; and more.
If you have been hurt or threatened by someone you know, there are two types of court orders that may protect you. One order is in family court (a civil restraining order) and the other is in criminal court (a criminal protective order). This article is about civil restraining orders.
Going to court can be stressful. This video will cover everything you need to know about getting ready for a court hearing, including what to wear, and more.
Watch this video to learn your rights under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) if you live in federally subsidized housing or have a Section 8 voucher. This video covers federal laws, so the information is true no matter what state you live in.
Are you a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking? Do you live in public housing, Section 8 housing, or supportive housing for the elderly or disabled?A law called VAWA, the Violence Against Women Act, may help you.
There are laws that protect immigrants. Read this to learn: What to do if the police or immigration stop you, arrest you, or go to your home or work; your right to go to court; Types of visas; Where to get legal help and more.
Because technology is changing all the time, this article cannot cover every way that an abuser might use technology to locate or threaten someone.
Are you missing work because of a violent relationship? Your employer must let you take time if you need to go to a: doctor, counselor, domestic violence agency, court hearing, Victim Advocate, etc., or to move to be safe. Read this to learn how to ask for time off, how much you have to tell your...
Are you in a relationship with someone who tries to control you, stalks you, threatens you or physically hurts you?
Is your ex not paying child support, medical expenses, or not following other court orders? You can get help from the court by asking for a contempt order. Your ex must go to court and explain why he disobeyed the court order. Read this to learn the steps to take to ask for help enforcing court...
Working together with families and communities to improve child safety, ensure that more children have permanent families, and advance the overall well-being of children is the central focus of the Department of Children and Families (DCF).
Mission is to:Meet basic needs of food, shelter, economic support and health care.Promote and support the choice to live with dignity in one's own home and community.Promote and support the achievement of economic viability in the...
This office provides the opportunity for applicants and recipients of DSS programs to request a hearing to contest actions taken by DSS.
Official Court Forms of the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch. Available as fillable and printable legal forms in the areas of: Administrative, Civil, Criminal, Family, General, Grievance, Housing, Juvenile, Probate, Supreme/Appellate,...
Court Service Centers are located within Judicial District Courthouses, and are staffed by Judicial Branch employees trained to assist all court patrons. Several Court Service Centers have bilingual staff.
The Safe at Home program is available for Connecticut residents who are or have been victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or risk of injury to a minor. If you have moved or are planning to move and want to keep your new...
The Judicial Branch has a list of Connecticut State Marshals on their website or at the clerk's office in your local courthouse.
Statewide, toll-free, confidential hotline: 888-774-2900 CCADV is the state's leading voice for victims of domestic violence and those agencies that serve. Their 18 member agencies provide critical supports to victims of domestic violence...
CT SAVIN is a toll-free, automated notification service for criminal court-related events provided by the the Connecticut Judicial Branch.
Oversees Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program, child care, child support enforcement, child abuse and neglect, etc.
A list of common legal words and their definitions compiled by the Connecticut Judicial Branch. If you didn't find what you were looking for in the Connecticut Judicial Branch glossary, try this glossary of legal terms by the U.S....
Infoline (2-1-1) is a free service that can help you with many different kinds of problems, including substance abuse, domestic violence, suicide prevention, financial problems, and more. It is available 24 hours a day and 365 days per...
This site addresses issues affecting teens and dating, including dating violence, how to tell if there are problems in your relationship, your rights in a relationship, how to get help leaving a bad relationship, phone numbers for domestic...
Technology can be very helpful to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking, however it is important to also consider how technology might be misused. Here are some tips for you if you are in danger.
Use this form to list additional children to form JD-FM-164, Affidavit Concerning Children.
Use this form to explain in your own words why you need a restraining order.
Fill out this form if you are asking for temporary custody of your children.
The Appearance form tells the court that you plan to participate in the case and that you should get a notice whenever something happens in the case. This form is also used to tell the court when you have changed your address.Help text for...
A restraining order is a paper from a judge that tells someone to stop hurting you or threatening to hurt you. Use this form to fill in basic information about your situation such as names, addresses, birth dates, etc. You can also tell...
If you cannot afford to pay certain court fees to start a case in court and you have very little income, you may have a right to a fee waiver. Use this form to ask the court to allow you not to pay.Help text for Application for Waiver of...
A written request to a judge asking to punish a person for not obeying a court order.
The court needs a mailing address. This form tells the court not to put your address in the court file where the abusive person might see it. The abusive person will not get a copy of this form.
A temporary restraining order is an order from the court that tells someone to stop hurting or threatening to hurt you. In this video, you will learn how to apply for a restraining order.
Going to court can be stressful. This video will cover everything you need to know about getting ready for a court hearing, including what to wear, who to bring with you, what happens when you see the judge, meeting with a mediator, and...
Watch this video to learn your rights under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) if you live in federally subsidized housing or have a Section 8 voucher. This video covers federal laws, so the information is true no matter what state you...
Mission is to improve community health and the quality of life of individuals by providing mental health, addiction, reenrty, and domestic violence services.Located in Ansonia and provides services throughout the Lower Naugatuck Valley and...
CHC provides comprehensive primary care services in medicine, dentistry, and behavioral health. CHC is available to all, but has a special commitment to the uninsured, underinsured, and special populations such as patients with HIV/AIDS....
Hotline:  1-888-774-2900Stamford office: 203-588-9100Norwalk office: 203-853-0418Serves Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, New Canaan, Darien, Wilton and Weston.
If you or someone you know is in danger, in South Central Connecticut call the DVS hotline at 203-789-8104 or the state-wide hotline at 888-774-2900.Serving New Haven, West Haven, East Haven, North Haven, Hamden, Milford, Bethany, Orange,...
CCADV is comprised of 18 member programs throughout the state. These programs provide services to victims of domestic violence. Their services are confidential, and available to all individuals regardless of age, race, religion, sexual...
24 Hour Hotline203-622-0003 
Infoline (2-1-1) is a free service that can help you with many different kinds of problems, including substance abuse, domestic violence, suicide prevention, financial problems, and more. It is available 24 hours a day and 365 days per...
Interval House is a non-profit organization that provides free and confidential support services to victims of domestic violence regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender.Hartford Hotline: 860-527-0550Simsbury Hotline:...
Empowering women and children to make their own decisions, without the fear of abuse.Call 24-hour hotline services at 203-238-1501 or toll-free statewide at 888-774-2900.
Statewide 24-hour crisis hotline1-888-774-2900Local 24 Hour Confidential Hotline(860)763-4542
Prudence Crandall Center offers comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence.24 Hour Statewide Toll Free Hotline: 1-888-774-2900Domestic Violence 24 Hour Hotline: 860-225-6357
Domestic Violence: 203-575-0036Sexual Assault: 203-753-3613Safe Haven provides 24-hour coverage, 365 days a year, through a hotline designated for domestic violence victims. Safe Haven's shelter provides up to 60 days of shelter for a...
24-hour hotline number888-999-5545
Statewide Legal Services is a telephone hotline helping callers with legal problems in Connecticut. They talk to callers about many different non-criminal legal problems. Some of the problems they can talk to you about include family,...
24-hour crisis line: 860-482-7133
Offers a variety of programs and services to address the ongoing issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. All services are free to residents of Bridgeport, Fairfield, Easton, Stratford, Trumbull and Monroe.Hotline information:...
Mission is to provide an effective response to the youth, family and adult social and behavioral health needs in its community.Locations in Dayville, Wauregan, Williamantic, and Columbia.Domestic Violence ProgramDomestic Violence...
The Women's Center provides crisis services and community education to individuals, families, and organizations in thirteen towns in Fairfield and Litchfield Counties: Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Kent, New Fairfield, New...
Victim Advocates:New London Court: 860-443-3959 Norwich Court: 860-889-227124-Hour HotlinesNew LondonDomestic Violence: 860-701-6000Sexual Assault: 860-701-6001Counseling and Administration860-447-0366
24 Hour Hotline: 860-364-1900Support for those affected by domestic violence in the towns of Canaan, Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Salisbury, and Sharon.
The Yale Child Sexual Abuse Clinic provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary assessments of children who may have been sexually abused. Services provided by the Clinic include forensic interviews, medical interviews and exams, support of...