RESOURCES TO ASSIST YOU!
Atlanta Legal Aid Society
Those who need legal assistance in the 5 metro Atlanta counties (Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett) can call Atlanta Legal Aid at 404 524-5811.
GLSP’s Georgia Legal Services Program
Violence Advice and Counsel Divorce Hotline is available for moderate and low income survivors of family violence. We assist survivors with advice about the divorce forms that are available at several Family Law Information Centers (FLICs) throughout Georgia. You can contact the GLSP Hotline at: 1 833-GLSPLAW or www.glsp.org .
The Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program
The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council administers the Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program, which helps victims and their families through the emotional and physical aftermath of a crime by easing the monetary impact placed upon them by providing financial benefits for expenses such as medical bills, loss of earnings, funeral expenses, mental health counseling, and crime scene sanitization. CJCC CVCP (ga.gov
Temporary Restraining Order in Georgia
When you are seeking a restraining order in Georgia alleging domestic abuse or stalking, it is not necessary to give the other person notice. You apply directly to a judge by filing a petition for a restraining order. If the judge is convinced that the order is necessary to prevent harm, she can issue a temporary order immediately. This is called a Temporary Ex Parte Protective Order, or TPO, in Georgia. Under state law, the TPO remains in effect for a maximum of 30 days or until the court holds a hearing in which both sides have received notice so they can appear and argue before the judge.
If the judge agrees with your position at the hearing, the TPO becomes a Family Violence Protection Order. This turns the temporary restraining order into a final order. Visit the Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority's website for help with the application process, where you'll find up-to-date forms to use. Georgia Clerks Authority | Georgia Clerk of Courts | GSCCCA
Georgia Domestic Violence Shelters
Georgia Sexual Assault Agencies
Hotlines for Trafficking Victims
Georgia Hotline for Adult Victims – 404 941 6024
National Human Trafficking Hotline – 888-373-7888
Statewide GA Hotline for Domestic Minors – 844-842-3678
National Center on Domestic Violence Trauma
& Mental Health
This agency is dedicated to addressing the link between domestic violence and animal cruelty by offering services and assistance to victims of domestic violence and pets in Georgia.