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. 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 Temporary Protective Orders page 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
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada may be able to assist victims of domestic violence with their divorce, custody, and protection order matters. You can find some helpful information by visiting the Legal Aid website, and you can attend a Free Class where you can learn the basics of divorce and custody law. At the end of the class, you will receive information on how to apply for a free attorney to represent you in your family court matter.
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 also located in the center. It is a "one-stop-shop" for those who may need help from police, advocates, shelters, or attorneys. 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.