Domestic Violence Victim's Assistance
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 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.
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
Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm
450 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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
West Jordan, UT 84088