Temporary Protective Orders
Temporary Protection Orders
Victims of domestic violence can apply to the family court for protection orders to keep their abusers away. A "temporary protection order" (a "TPO") may be issued for up to a month, and an extended protection order may be issued for up to a year.
Family Violence Intervention Program
The Family Violence Intervention Program is the court-operated program that assists people with protection orders against domestic violence. The Family Violence Intervention Program provides the following services for free:
- Assistance with filing applications for temporary protective orders;
- Coordinates the processing of temporary and extended protective orders;
- Sends paperwork to the Sheriff to have the adverse party served;
- Provides information and forms to either party involved in a protective order proceeding (including paperwork for an adverse party to file a motion to modify or dissolve an order);
- Provides resources and referrals to other community agencies when appropriate.
Family Courts and Services Center
601 N. Pecos Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Website: Family Violence Intervention Program
Phone: (702) 455-3400
The Family Court only handles protection orders for victims of domestic violence. There are many other behaviors that may require a protection order as well. The Civil Law Self-Help Center has information and forms available to obtain protection orders against stalking or harassment, harm to children, sexual assault, or harassment in the workplace. Please visit the Civil Law Self-Help Center’s website for more information.
For more information on resources available to victims of domestic violence, please see the Domestic Violence section of this website.