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Temporary Restraining Orders

Programs that help victims of domestic abuse obtain a temporary restraining order (TRO) to prevent harassment, stalking or violence on the part of the abusive individual until the court can set a "show cause" hearing to review the evidence and determine what permanent relief is appropriate. Variously known as protective orders or personal protection orders, temporary restraining orders are injunctions issued by the civil court (in most places the family court) that restrain the conduct of the abuser and may identify places such as the abused person's residence or workplace that the individual is prohibited from entering. Although eligibility may vary, restraining orders are generally available to people who have been physically, emotionally or sexually abused or threatened by a current or former spouse, family member (e.g., parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents), partner, other parent of a child, current or former roommate, or current or former dating partner. Temporary restraining orders are usually issued after an "ex parte appearance" (an appearance in court by one party without the other being present), become effective when served on the restrained person and remain in effect until the "show cause" hearing.

17 Locations offering the requested services. Providers are listed by city
Georgia Legal Services Program - Athens
1865 W. Broad St.
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 227-5362 Main Client Number
(706) 227-5347 Fax
Clarke County
Project Safe, Inc.
Confidential Address
Athens, GA 30604
(706) 543-3331 Crisis Line
(706) 549-0922 Administrative
(706) 354-6161 Fax
Clarke County
Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.
54 Ellis St., NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 524-5811   Main Client Number
(404) 614-3397 Fax
Fulton County
Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. - Clayton County Pro Bono Project
777 Cleveland Ave., SW Ste. 410
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 669-0233 Main Client Number
(404) 614-3916 Hispanic Outreach
(404) 614-3969 AIDS Legal Project
(888) 257-9519 Senior Line
(404) 669-0944 Fax
Fulton County
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Inc.
235 Peachtree St., NE Ste. 1750
North Tower
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 521-0790 Main Client Number
(404) 521-3434 Fax
Fulton County
Fulton County Solicitor General's Office - Victim Assistance/Domestic Violence Program
136 Pryor St., SW 3rd Fl.
Atlanta, GA 30303
Fulton County
Georgia Legal Services Program - Augusta Regional Office
209 7th St. Ste. 400
Augusta, GA 30901
(800) 248-6697 Toll Free Line
(706) 721-4897 Fax
Richmond County
(706) 721-2327 Main Client Number
Forsyth County Family Haven, Inc.
Confidential Address
Cumming, GA 30028
(770) 889-6384 Main Client Number
(770) 887-1121 24 Hour Crisis Line
Forsyth County
Georgia Legal Services ProgramGeorgia Legal Services Program - Dalton
219 W. Crawford St.
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 272-2924 Main Client Number
(888) 408-1004 Toll Free Line
Whitfield County
Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. - DeKalb County
246 Sycamore St.
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-0701 Main Client Number
(404) 614-3969 AIDS Legal Project
(888) 257-9519 Senior Line
(404) 377-5381 Spanish Line
(404) 377-2349 Fax
DeKalb County
Partnership Against Domestic Violence/PADV
Confidential Address
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 870-9600 Administrative Office
(404) 870-9627 Fulton Administrative
(770) 339-9160 Gwinnett Administrative
(404) 873-1766 Fulton Crisis Line
(800) 334-2836 GA Statewide Hotline
(404) 870-9611 Fax
Dekalb County
Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 370-7670 Main Client Number
(404) 655-9436 Continuum of Care
(404) 688-9436 24 Hour Crisis Line
(404) 370-7668 Fax
DeKalb County
S.H.A.R.E House, Inc.
Confidential Address
Douglasville, GA 30133
(770) 949-0626 Main Client Number
(770) 489-7513 Crisis Line
(770) 947-7771 Fax
Douglas County
Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. - Gwinnett County
324 W. Pike St. Ste. 200
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
(678) 376-4545 Main Client Number
(888) 257-9519 Senior Line
(678) 407-6459 Fax
Gwinnett County
Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. - Cobb County Legal Aid
30 S. Park Sq.
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 528-2565 Main Client Number
Cobb County
Flint Circuit Council on Family Violence, Inc. - Haven House
Confidential Address
McDonough, GA 30253
(770) 954-1008 Main Client Number
(770) 954-9229 Crisis Line 24/7/TTY
(770) 954-9203 Fax
Henry County
Clayton County Association Against Family Violence, Inc.
P.O. Box 870386
Morrow, GA 30287
(770) 960-7153 Main Client Number
(800) 334-2836 Toll Free Line
(770) 961-1038 Fax
Clayton County
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