Keep your protective order with you at all times. (When you change your purse, your order should be the first thing that goes in it).
Call the police if your partner breaks the protective order.
Think of alternative ways to stay safe if the police do not respond right away.
Important Phone Numbers
Police, Shelters, and Other Important Phone Numbers:
Castle Rock Police (360) 274-4711
Cowlitz County Sheriff (360) 577-3092
Kalama Police (360) 673-2165
Kelso Police (360) 423-1270
Longview Police (360) 442-5800
State Patrol (360) 577-2050
Wahkiakum County Sheriff (360) 795-3242
Woodland Police (360) 225-8981
Domestic Violence Shelter and Resources
Emergency Support Shelter, Longview (360) 425-1176
Charlotte House, Cathlamet (360) 795-6400
24 hour crisis line (360) 425-1176 or (360) 636-8471
Legal Advocate (360) 425-1176 ext. 27
Human Resource Network, Chehalis (360) 748-1429
Safe Choice, Vancouver (360) 696-0167
Women′s Resource Center, St. Helens 503-397-7110 or 1-800-397-6161
Other Important Numbers
Adult Protective Services (360) 501-2500
Center for Behavioral Solutions (360) 414-2280
Child Protective Services (360) 501-2600
Community House on Broadway (360) 425-8679
Love Overwhelming (360) 749-8056
Cowlitz Family Health Center (WIC) (360) 636-3892
Lower Columbia Mental Health (360) 425-5380
Crisis Response (360) 425-606
If you are in need of a protection order, call us at: 425-1176 Our Legal Advocates do a great job helping clients understand and obtain protection or anti-harassment orders. Knowing How Orders Work can help clients have less fear, and more confidence about leaving an abuser. REMEMBER the following: Keep a certified copy of your order with you at ALL TIMES.
It is enforceable throughout Washington State.
If someone violates any of these protective orders, call 911 and let them know your order is being violated.
If you are being threatened, harassed or assaulted, CALL 9-1-1
Types of Protective Orders
There are four types of protective orders. Each one is a bit different:
Protection Order This is a civil order for victims of domestic violence who are afraid of being hurt again. In this type, the court orders the abuser not to threaten or harm the victim again. This order usually prohibits the abuser from coming near or around the victims home, work etc. Victims may request this order at any local court. There is NO COST for a protection order.
Anti-Harassment Order This is a civil order that is filed by someone who has been annoyed or harassed by another person, such as a neighbor, coworker or stranger. This order prohibits the other person from making contact or coming to a person′s house, school or workplace.
Restraining Order This is a civil order that is usually issued along with divorces, legal separations, paternity, or child custody cases. It covers property, child support, and maintenance or custody issues. A Restraining Order prohibits someone from contacting another person, or committing violent acts against him or her. This order is usually filed by the lawyer representing someone in Superior Court.
No Contact Order This is a court appointed order. Victims of domestic violence may be asked by the prosecutor if they want a no contact order if there is a criminal case against their abuser. A no contact order prohibits the abuser from contacting their victim through phone, letter, or by sending messages through friends or family. This order is intended to protect someone while a criminal case is going on, which means there must be criminal charges pending or filed.
It is never the victims fault if an abuser violates a protective order.
You don't have to do this alone, we are here to help! Give us a call, (360) 425-1176