Domestic Abuse

Order for Protection


If you are the victim of domestic violence, you can ask the city or county attorney to file a criminal complaint. You also have the right to go to court and file a petition requesting an Order for Protection from domestic abuse.

The order could include the following:
  • An order retaining the abuser from further acts of abuse
  • An order directing the abuser to leave your household
  • An order preventing the abuser from entering your residence, school, business place of employment
  • An order awarding you or the other parent custody of or visitation with your minor children if the abuser has a legal obligation to do so
  • An order directing the abuser to pay support to you and the minor children if the abuser has a legal obligation to do so

Emergency Shelters

Resource
Phone Number
Battered Women's Crisis Line/Shelter Information 24-Hour Line
651-646-0094
Harriet Tubman Shelter - Minneapolis
 

Other Assistance for Victims of Domestic Abuse

Resource Phone Number
Minneapolis Battered Women - General Information
612-824-8768
The Domestic Abuse Project
612-673-3526
African American Family Service
612-871-7878
Battered Women Legal Advocacy Project
612-343-9842
Centro Cultural Chicano
612-874-1412
Bridges to Safety - Ramsey County
651-266-9901