What do my donations pay for?
- Shelter Utility Bills
- Lost Birth Certificates
- Lost Drivers Licenses
- Medical Visits
What is an Order of Protection (also known as an OOP)?
An Order of Protection is an order, issued by the chancery judge, which provides victims of domestic violence who are in immediate and present danger of domestic abuse, protection that can be enforced by the police and the courts.
Who can get an OOP?
- Spouse or ex-spouse of the batterer
- Current or live-in partner of a batterer
- Victims that have a child of a batterer
- A relative, parent, or guardian of a minor on behalf of a minor if the minor is living or has lived with a batterer
What can the order do?
- Order the batterer to stay away from the victim’s home, workplace, child’s school, or any other place the victim frequently goes
- Grant the victim temporary custody of minor children
- Order special conditions on child visitation
- Order other special conditions agreed to at the permanent hearing