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Domestic Violence

Self-Help Information

Tumwunun Pwungun Kapwung (Protective Order: Chuukese)

Ei pworous a chok fan iten awora mannapen pworousen annuk, nge esapw awora ourour ren peekin annuk. Me mwen omw kopwe foori ew ammwokut ika anongonong won och pworous non ei link, a wor pesepes omw kopwe pworous ngeni emon sou-annuk ika kokkori ewe Legal Aid Society non Hawaii.

Domestic Violence Action Center

DVAC is the only agency in the State whose services are uniquely designed to provide civil legal assistance and advocacy to domestic abuse victims.

Request a Family Court Protective Order

Information and guidelines for requesting a Family Court temporary restraining order (TRO).

Temporary Restraining Orders, Hawaii Island

Information about Temporary Restraining Orders on Hawaii Island

Temporary Restraining Orders, Kauai

Information about Temporary Restraining Orders on Kauai.

Temporary Restraining Orders, Kona

Information about Temporary Restraining Orders in Kona.

Temporary Restraining Orders, Oahu And Maui

Information related to Temporary Restraining Orders on Oahu and Maui.

Video: Temporary Restraining Order: District Court & Family Court

This video provides an overview of and comparison between district court and family court restraining orders.

What to do if your Protective Order is Violated

If you have been granted a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) by a Family Court judge or a District Court judge, the Court has ordered your abuser (the respondent of the TRO) to abide by the conditions set out in the TRO.

What to do with an Out-of-State TRO in Hawaii

This brochure will explain your options are if you have a temporary restraining order (TRO) from another state. In this brochure, TROs refer to TROs from both Family Court and District Court.

Women Helping Women

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship and needs help staff in West Maui and on Lanai are available 24 hours a day to assist callers in preparing safety plans, respond to general questions about domestic violence, provide referrals, and share additional information about our programs and services.

YWCA of Kauai Family Violence Shelter

Services provided by the Family Violence Shelter include: a 24-hour hotline, counseling, support groups, safety planning, referrals and advocacy, assistance with protective orders, and an emergency shelter.

Domestic Abuse Shelters

Information about domestic abuse shelters located in Honolulu, Leeward, Kona and Hilo through Child and Family Services.

Domestic Violence Action Center

DVAC is the only agency in the State whose services are uniquely designed to provide civil legal assistance and advocacy to domestic abuse victims.

Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Resources

The Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence is comprised of at least 20 domestic violence agencies and programs throughout the state of Hawaii.

Women Helping Women

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship and needs help staff in West Maui and on Lanai are available 24 hours a day to assist callers in preparing safety plans, respond to general questions about domestic violence, provide referrals, and share additional information about our programs and services.

YWCA of Kauai Family Violence Shelter

Services provided by the Family Violence Shelter include: a 24-hour hotline, counseling, support groups, safety planning, referrals and advocacy, assistance with protective orders, and an emergency shelter.

Catholic Charities Domestic Violence Services

Individuals and families confronted with crises often don’t know where to turn. At Catholic Charities Hawaii, we provide hope to families and individuals in need through our general counseling program, domestic violence services and supportive services for veteran families.

Child and Family Services Abuse Hotlines

For general information regarding our services, please call 808-681-3500, Monday to Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm.

Tumwunun Pwungun Kapwung (Protective Order: Chuukese)

Ei pworous a chok fan iten awora mannapen pworousen annuk, nge esapw awora ourour ren peekin annuk. Me mwen omw kopwe foori ew ammwokut ika anongonong won och pworous non ei link, a wor pesepes omw kopwe pworous ngeni emon sou-annuk ika kokkori ewe Legal Aid Society non Hawaii.

Domestic Violence Action Center

DVAC is the only agency in the State whose services are uniquely designed to provide civil legal assistance and advocacy to domestic abuse victims.

Domestic Violence Shelters and Emergency Assistance on Oahu

This link provides a directory to City and County of Honolulu's Domestic Violence services.

Helpful Information for Women and Girls Facing Domestic Violence

The WomensLaw.org website is a nationwide online resource for women and girls living with or escaping domestic violence.

Keeping You Safe

Domestic Violence Action Center provides the information and support you need to stay safe

Learn about Services for Youth & Families

PACT provides a number of youth and family services throughout Hawaii. With 15 programs in five service areas, PACT is dedicated to serving Hawaii's socio-economically challenged individuals and families.

PACT Maui Family Peace Center

The goal of the Family Peace Center-Maui is to bring peace to Hawaii's families by offering safety, support, and empowerment to victims/survivors and their children exposed to domestic violence, and accountability to offenders

Resources for Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

Hawaii Says NO MORE is a collaboration of individuals, programs and organizations around Hawaii who are taking action to increase awareness and visibility to prevent and end domestic violence and sexual assault.

Striving for Peace

Peace in our families is the vision at the Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC). With programs supporting survivors, honoring children, advising the system and community, DVAC works strives to bring safety to young survivors and adult survivors of domestic violence.

Video: Temporary Restraining Order: District Court & Family Court

This video provides an overview of and comparison between district court and family court restraining orders.

Women Helping Women

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship and needs help staff in West Maui and on Lanai are available 24 hours a day to assist callers in preparing safety plans, respond to general questions about domestic violence, provide referrals, and share additional information about our programs and services.

Family Court Forms for Hawaii Island

Download family court forms for divorce, custody, child support, and temporary restraining orders for Hawaii Island (Third Circuit)

Family Court Forms for Maui

View and download family court forms for divorce, custody, temporary restraining orders, adoption, guardianship, and paternity on Maui (Second Circuit).

Family Court Forms for Oahu

View and download family court forms for divorce, custody, child support, temporary restraining orders, adoption, guardianship, and paternity on Oahu (First Circuit)

Self-Help Form: Ex Parte Motion and Declaration to Advance or Expedite Hearing

Use this interactive interview to assist you in completing either 1) A motion requesting that the court move your hearing to an earlier date (Advance Hearing) OR 2) A motion requesting that the court speeds up the time it normally takes to receive and consider a response (Expedite Hearing).

Video: Resources for Court Users

This video provides information about resources available to court users including court self-help centers, language services, mediation, and accommodations for people with disabilities.

Aloha United Way 211 Online Database

Search a database of over 4,000 government and nonprofit services and programs to find the answers you need, from basic needs (food, shelter, clothing), childcare, elderly care, disability services and more.

Video: Representing Yourself in Court

This video provides general information how to represent yourself at a court or administrative hearing.

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