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Protective Order Assistance

Hamilton County CourthousePrevail is the primary entry point for protective orders for Hamilton County, Indiana. We assist individuals seeking this service on a walk-in, first come, first served basis.

Prevail assists in filing the protective order paperwork, answering questions, providing safety planning services, as well as offering connections to additional supportive services.

Protective Order Walk-In hours are generally Monday-Thursday from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM and Friday from 1:00 PM until 4:30 PM. It takes about two hours to complete a protective order.

Please contact the Prevail office (317) 773-6942 or check our Agency Calendar to verify if there are any office closings.

Click here for more information regarding the Indiana's Guidelines for protective orders.

Prevail offers services FREE OF CHARGE to victims and their families. Contact us today for more information.

Safety Planning

A primary goal of Prevail’s services is to increase safety for individual seeking services. This includes physical, emotional, and technology safety. Creating a specific safety plan with each individual is a priority at Prevail. After creating a safety plan, advocates will continue to converse with clients to try to continue to increase and/or maintain safety. Safety plans can include what to do during an incident, how to properly document ongoing incidents of concern, identification of support people, individual rights, protective order information, coping mechanisms to use to calm down in a stressful environment, and more. 

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