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)|
|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|
|Bush – Phone|
To be protected from abuse, You Have The Right:
to press criminal charges against your abuser
to seek the court’s assistance
to prevent further abuse
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|
|985-809-8700||701 North Columbia Street, Covington, LA 70433||985-839-4663||908 Washington Street, Franklinton, LA 70438|