Domestic Violence

Abusers in domestic cases are found in every social class and employment status, every race and ethnic background. While the abusers behave like bullies to their victims, many of these people can be civil to others and perhaps even charming. This can make it even more difficult for victims to break the cycle of violence, and also why it is important to contact local law enforcement or the court.

 

24 HOUR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRISIS LINE: 1-888-411-1333

 

IN AN EMERGENCY DIAL 911

 

ST. TAMMANY PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Covington: (985) 809-8200; (985) 276-1000

Slidell: (985) 726-8000

Bush: (985) 276-1490

 

WASHINGTON PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Parish-wide: (985) 839-3434 – answered 24 hours per day

 

CITY POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN ST. TAMMANY AND WASHINGTON PARISHES

Please Click HERE.

 

SAFE HARBOR

St. Tammany Parish: (985) 626-5740

Washington Parish: (985) 839-8989

 

 

To be protected from abuse, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT:

to press criminal charges against your abuser;

to seek the court’s assistance;

to prevent further abuse;

to seek assistance from community programs.

 

To seek the court’s assistance, you may apply for a protective order under the Domestic Abuse Assistance Act (La. R.S. 46:2131, et seq.) or the Protection from Dating Violence Act (La. R.S. 46:2151, et seq.) at the Clerk of Court's offices.

 

You may go to this website to download the Protective Order Petition.

      https://www.lasc.org/court_managed_prog/LPOR/pro_forms.asp

 

Additionally, the St. Tammany Parish Clerk’s Office and the Washington Parish Clerk’s Office have deputies on staff who can help you complete these forms.

 

The Self Help Resource Center located at 1005 Cleveland Street (across from the courthouse), Franklinton, Louisiana, can also assist you with these forms. It is open from 9:00 a.m. until noon on the second and fourth Monday of every month.

 

St. Tammany Parish Clerk of Court

(985) 809-8700 701 No. Columbia Street, Covington 70433

(985) 643-6969 61134 Hwy. 190, Slidell 70461

 

Washington Parish Clerk of Court

(985) 839-4663 909 Washington Street, Franklinton 70438

 

St. Tammany Parish

Justice Center

22nd Judicial District Court

701 N Columbia Street

Covington, LA 70433

(985) 809-5300

Washington Parish Courthouse

22nd Judicial District Court

909 Pearl Street

Franklinton, LA 70438

(985) 809-5300

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