Project First Step

Project First Step

Workshop For Unrepresented DV Survivors

How To Request A Restraining Order

Every Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. B. F. Fisk Courthouse
Call 559-457-4952 TO REGISTER
You can request a Domestic Violence Restraining Order or Elder Abuse Protective Order from the court if you need:

  • Protection from being physically or sexually abused, threatened, stalked, or harassed by someone in a close relationship
  • Protection for others such as family or household members of the protected person

Learn the following Who qualifies for the Restraining Order? How the Restraining Order helps you.

  • How to complete the Request for an Order and preparing your declaration.
  • How to file and serve the paperwork.
  • How to make your appearance in court.

For further information contact:
Justice For Families Project and Project First Step at the Courts at (559) 457-4952 or rmcdougallsmith@FRESNO.COURTS.CA.GOV
CCLS Pro Bono Program at (559) 570-1274 or


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