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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 .


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 (

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

Temporary Restraining Order in Clayton County

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Georgia Domestic Violence Shelters

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Georgia Sexual Assault Agencies

Rape Crisis Centers | GNESA

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

Ahimsa House

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.

Ahimsa House


Safety Planning Guide For Women Experiencing Domestic Violence

This free downloadable resource, offered by Sisters Empowerment Network, is designed to help you make a plan to live unbound and free in your next chapter.


Inside, you'll find actionable steps and valuable resources that cover the following areas:

  • Emergency Contacts

  • Safe Spaces

  • Essential Documents

  • Emergency Bag

  • Transportation

  • Communication

  • Restraining Orders

  • Children

  • Financial Independence

  • Trust Your Instincts

  • Legal Assistance

This guide is here to support your path to safety, healing, and reclaiming control over your life. Trust your instincts, embrace your strength, and know that you are not alone.


Download this guide today to begin your journey towards a future filled with resilience, courage, and empowerment.

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