Protective Orders

Domestic Violence Victim's Assistance

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Effective 3/16/2020, in the interest of keeping members of the public and our staff safe, we are offering virtual protective order intake interviews, and are not accepting walk-ins at this time.

 

To apply for our order of protection services, please click "Begin Virtual Intake" below. You will be asked to complete a form so we can check for conflicts of interest. If no conflict is present, you will be given the option to have the next available paralegal will call you at the number you provide to conduct your intake interview, or opt to do a scripted intake using a detailed form. While the phone interview is preferred, some victims are unable to have a phone conversation if they are stuck at home with their abusers. Click to begin:

If you are having trouble with the online form, or want to do the first step of your intake over the phone, please call 801-238-7171.

Domestic Violence Victims Assistance Services

If you are in fear for your safety, call 911.

Legal Aid can represent victims of domestic violence regardless of income or legal status. Intakes for orders of protection are done at the Matheson Courthouse, West Jordan Courthouse and the Family Justice Center. Intakes are done on a walk-in basis, no appointment is necessary. Bring any police reports or evidence of the abuse to the intake. All domestic violence services are provided free of cost. Legal Aid can represent Petitioners in protective orders, child protective orders, dating violence protective orders and civil stalking injunctions cases.

 

Unfortunately, we cannot help Respondents in these matters.

 

Jurisdiction

Legal Aid can represent victims with cases in Salt Lake County. Generally, at least one of the parties must live in Salt Lake County or the incident must have occurred in Salt Lake County. For child protective orders, Legal Aid can represent Petitioners in district court if there is an existing divorce or custody case with the opposing party, otherwise, you will be referred to the juvenile court where a clerk can assist you to file a child protective order.

Utah Cases Outside of Salt Lake County

If your case cannot be filed in Salt Lake County but can be filed within the state of Utah, contact Utah Legal Services for non-profit services or the Utah State Bar to find a private attorney.

Locations

Matheson Courthouse

Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm

450 South State Street

Room W-17

Salt Lake City, UT 84111

(801) 238-7170

Family Justice Center

Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm

310 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Telephone: (801) 236-3370
Fax: (801) 320-9855

West Jordan Courthouse

Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm 
8080 S Redwood Road
Room 2501

West Jordan, UT 84088

(801) 233-9740