Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I report a domestic violence incident during the COVID-19 lockdown?
    • Yes, police officers and court officials are available to assist you during the lockdown.
  • Can I go to a hospital for medical assistance for a domestic violence injury during the COVID-19 lockdown?
    • Yes, healthcare workers are available to assist you during the lockdown.
  • What if the police don’t help me when I report a domestic violence incident?
    • The police MUST help you. Here is a notice listing the duties of the police. If the police don’t help you, ask for the station commissioner and ask to lodge a complaint against the police officers.
  • Can I get a protection order and stay in the house with my abuser?
    • Yes, in your application, you can ask for the protection order to provide that the abuser does not abuse you and not enter a certain part of your shared residence.
  • What do I do if I don’t have enough money to move away, pay for medical costs or household necessities?
    • When you apply for a protection order, you can ask the court to make an order that your abuser pay you emergency monetary relief.
  • Can I get a DVA protection order if I am a refugee?
    • Yes
  • Can I get a DVA protection order of I am an illegal immigrant?
    • Yes
  • What if I get a protection order but the abuse continues?
    • Give the warrant of arrest you received with the protection order to the police. If you are in imminent danger, the police will arrest your abuser. If not, he will be given a notice to appear in court the next day.