Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse Law Book

Abusers in domestic cases are found in every social class and employment status, every race and ethnic background. While the abusers behave like bullies to their victims, many of these people can be civil to others and perhaps even charming. This can make it even more difficult for victims to break the cycle of violence, and also why it is important to contact local law enforcement or the court.

24 Hour Domestic Violence Crisis Line In An Emergency Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office
Phone Phone Phone (24 Hours Per Day)
1-888-411-1333 Dial 911 985-839-3434
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office City Police Departments Safe Harbor
Covington – Phone Please Visit St. Tammany Parish
985-809-8200 or 985-276-1000 Other Government Agencies 985-626-5740
Slidell – Phone Washington Parish
985-726-8000 985-839-8989
Bush – Phone

Purple Ribbon in Hands

To be protected from abuse, You Have The Right:

  1. to press criminal charges against your abuser

  2. to seek the court’s assistance

  3. to prevent further abuse

  4. to seek assistance from community programs

Applying For A Protective Order

To seek the court’s assistance, you may apply for a protective order under the Domestic Abuse Assistance Act (La. R.S. 46:2131, et seq.) or the Protection from Dating Violence Act (La. R.S. 46:2151, et seq.) at the Clerk of Court’s offices.

Protective Order Forms

Visit Forms to view and or download Protective Order Forms.

Seeking Help Completing The Forms

The St. Tammany Parish Clerk’s Office and the Washington Parish Clerk’s Office have deputies on staff who can help you complete these forms.

Clerk of Court
St. Tammany Parish Washington Parish
Phone Address Phone Address
985-809-8700 701 North Columbia Street, Covington, LA 70433 985-839-4663 908 Washington Street, Franklinton, LA 70438