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Abuse in a relationship is any act used to gain power and control over another person including:
An injunction (restraining order) is a protective order from the court that makes it illegal for the abuser to contact you. You can request by filing paperwork about the violence. Injunctions are free.
Weekdays 8a.m. - 4p.m.
545 1st Ave. N, St. Petersburg
Bring: ID, dates of abuse, evidence of abuse (photos, texts, e-mails, etc.), contact information and location for the abuser. (There is a form to complete to keep your address confidential.)
Victim Compensation is a program through the Attorney General’s Office to help you financially with:
To apply, contact victim assistance at SPPD or CASA.
A safety plan can be life saving:
On felony cases, you must attend the investigation. This is a meeting at SPPD with the Assistant State Attorney to discuss the case. The abuser will not be present. This is the time to let the attorney know if the abuser needs counseling, substance abuse treatment, etc. It is important that you attend, even if you do not want to press charges.
Information and Referrals
|Haven of RCS (North County)||727-442-4128|
|Injunction For Protection:|
|Clerk of the Court||727-464-7000|
|Bay Area Legal Services||727-490-4040|
|Community Law Program||727-582-7480|
|Gulfcoast Legal Services||727-821-0726|
|State Attorney’s Office|
|Misdemeanor DV Division||727-464-6013|
|Victim Assistance (SPPD)||
|Victim Information Notification
(Your pin number is the last 4 digits of your contact number)