California’s court system handles thousands of cases each year  involving domestic violence (sometimes referred to as “family” or  “intimate partner” violence). Some of those cases are handled in the  criminal court system, while others proceed through the family or juvenile court system.

In addition to the California Courts Self-Help Center Web site which  can provide direct access to court forms, instructions for completing  court forms, and information about restraining orders and other court processes ”the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), Center for  Families, Children & the Courts (CFCC) provides information and  education to address cases involving domestic violence in California in a variety of ways, including providing information to the public and  professionals; developing rules, forms, and legislation; offering  trainings and education to professionals; disseminating research and  publications; and collaborating with justice partners to improve the  handling of domestic violence cases.




Also visit Fresno Courts website for domestic violence Issues

  • What is Domestic Violence?           

  • Domestic Violence Restraining Order

  • Domestic Violence Restraining Order Flowchart

  • Safety Planning

  • Resources and Services


SEMAH is an online conduit for resources to  help build bridges to safer communities especially those that are not well served. We have a special focus on the Muslim and inter-faith communities.

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