Maricopa County Law Library Resource Center Helps Victims of Domestic Violence
PHOENIX – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Arizona Judicial Branch in Maricopa County assists victims through its four Law Library Resource Centers.
“Through its four Law Library Resource Centers in Maricopa County and in partnership with AZPOINT (Arizona Protective Order Initiation and Notification Tool), the judiciary helps residents of Maricopa County understand and navigate the process. of obtaining protection orders to fight against domestic violence or harassment, “said Vincent Funari, head of public information.
“The Law Library’s resource center is available to help victims of domestic violence by providing the resources needed to complete paperwork in person or remotely. The centers have attorneys available to help those who need services, such as safety planning, temporary housing or shelters, and other forms of assistance as needed, ”said Paula Collins, administrator. from the Law Library Resource Center. “Although lawyers are not court employees, they are available to provide assistance and resources to those seeking protection orders.”
Law Library Resource Center locations:
- 101 W. Jefferson Street, Phoenix
- 18380 N. 40th Street, Phoenix
- 14264 W. Tierra Buena Lane, Surprise
- 222, avenue E. Javelina, Mesa
You can also access AZPOINT online at https://azpoint.azcourts.gov. On the website, users can:
- Apply for a protection order
- Injunction against harassment
- Injunction against harassment at work
“When a petitioner creates an AZPOINT user account and enters their data, a confirmation number is provided which is used to generate a request for a protection order. The petitioner would then be asked to call the jurisdictional court to schedule a remote hearing. . As a At the end of the hearing, a judicial officer can issue an order which will be served by the police or the gendarme. The service of protection orders by the police or the gendarme is free, ”said Funari.
Funari says there are no fees to file a protection order petition or to file a harassment injunction petition, but a workplace harassment injunction petition costs $ 333.
For more information, visit https://superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/llrc/protective-orders or call the Law Library Resource Center at 602-506-7353. You can also chat with a librarian at http://superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/llrc or by e-mail to [email protected]
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