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Domestic Violence
Coordinating Council (DVCC)

Understanding the Protection From Abuse Process



To get a better understanding of the Protection From Abuse Process and to watch a video “The PFA Hearing:  What You Can Expect, A step-by-step guide through the PFA process, select the Family Court‘s website link.

 

View the Comprehensive Protection from Abuse Case Instruction Packet to learn more about filing for a PFA, the PFA process, and acts that qualify as abuse under Delaware Law.

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Help and Support


Help and Support is available from the following sources. For additional services, please see the service provider listing.

Family Court:
New Castle County 255-0300
Kent County 672-1000
Sussex County 855-7400

24-hour Domestic Violence Hotlines:
New Castle County 762-6110
Kent & Sussex Counties 422-8058
New Castle County Crisis Hotline 761-9100
Kent & Sussex Crisis Hotline (800) 262-9800
Child Abuse Hotline (800) 292-9582

Victim Advocacy Programs:
New Castle County 255-0420
Kent County 672-1075
Sussex County 856-5843
Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence (800) 701-0456
Domestic Violence Coordinating Council 255-0405

Attorney General:
New Castle County 255-0112
Kent County 739-4211
Sussex County 856-5353

Legal Services:
New Castle County 478-8680
Kent County 674-8500



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