Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic

A domestic violence restraining order is a court order that prohibits domestic violence. It can last up to 5 years and can be renewed. There is no filing fee. Violation of a restraining order is a crime.

This free workshop will help you understand how to:

  • order an abusive partner not to call you or send mail or e-mail
  • order an abusive partner to stay away from you or your home, work, school, or child care
  • order an abusive partner to move out of your home
  • order temporary custody, visitation and support
  • order reimbursement of costs from violence
  • order temporary use of property (i.e. car, home)
  • require the return of personal property
  • require a person to attend counseling
  • prohibit a person from having or getting a gun

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDER CLINICS: Visit the Contra Costa Superior Court website for dates, times, locations in Pittsburg and Richmond and contact information. If you have also been accused of abuse, you should contact this clinic, too. The Central County Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic is by appointment through STAND! For Families Free of Violence at 1-888-215-5555.


  • Who is eligible?
    Anyone that has been a victim of domestic violence, sexual abuse and/or human trafficking, their children, and non-offending family members.

    West Center
    256 24th Street
    Richmond, CA 94804
    (510) 965-4949

    Central Center
    2151 Salvio Street
    Concord, CA 94520
    (925) 521-6366

    Open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Do I have to make an appointment?

    Even though we encourage appointments, we accept walk-ins Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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