Domestic violence generally includes acts of battery, assault, harassment, and intimidation by a person’s current or ex-spouse/significant other, or any person that is related by blood or marriage (except for adult siblings and adult cousins). There are many resources available to victims of domestic violence.
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.
For more information, please visit the DV Protection Orders section of this website.
Shelters, Counseling, and General Advocacy
Hotline Numbers: 702-646-4981 and 800-486-7282
Hotline: (702) 564-3227
S.A.F.E. House Counseling & Advocacy Center: (702) 451-4203
You can find a complete list of resources and providers in the link below:
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada may be able to assist victims of domestic violence with their divorce, custody, and protection order matters.
There is an overwhelming demand for legal representation and not everyone can be helped; to be considered for assistance, you should visit the Legal Aid Center website to learn more, and you can attend a Free Class where you can learn the basics of divorce and custody law. You can also sign up for a free "Ask a Lawyer" program. If you are a victim of domestic violence and an immigrant, you may be elible for both divorce/custody and immigration assistance.
You can download the intake/application packet on the Legal Aid Center Domestic Violence webpage, or you can apply in person at 725 East Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104.
Southern Nevada Family Justice Center
This is a center operated by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department that serves victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. There are many community partners who work with the center staff. You can visit the Family Justice Center website to learn more, stop by their office at 861 N. Mojave Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101 on Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm, or you can call them at (702) 828-7714.