KCSDV’s Protection Order Project: Available Resources
- October 15, 2020
- Posted by: Lucca Wang
- Categories: 2020, All News & Blog Posts
At different times, and because of unique safety concerns, survivors of sexual and domestic violence and human trafficking may need a protection order. Survivors are encouraged to connect with a sexual and domestic violence victim advocacy services provider Victim Advocate to discuss safety planning and the court’s protection order process and to determine whether a protection order is right for the survivor’s situation. Currently, there are two types of protection orders in Kansas: Protection from Abuse (PFA) and Protection from Stalking, Sexual Assault, and Human Trafficking (PFSSAHT).
Resources for survivors:
- KCSDV Publication Resources. These publications are available via the KCSDV website.
- Frequently Asked Questions about Protection from Abuse and Protection from Stalking Orders: A Guide for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Booklet
- What You Need to Know About Protection from Abuse (PFA) Orders in Kansas Brochure
- What You Need to Know About the Protection from Stalking, Sexual Assault, or Human Trafficking (PFSSAHT) Act in Kansas Brochure
- Protection Order Guided Interview (Access to Justice). This electronic, self-guided, informational tool provides victims with important information about Kansas protection orders: It explains important safety considerations, necessary qualifications, court processes, possible funding relief and resources, and other considerations victims might want to consider before seeking a protection order. As always, it is recommended that victims speak with a Victim Advocate before petitioning the court for a protection order to discuss and conduct safety planning.
- KCSDV Coalition Member Program Map and List. This map on the KCSDV website provides links to the Kansas sexual and domestic violence victim advocacy services providers based on geographical location. Under the map image, contact information for the victim services providers is listed.
- Court Protection Order Forms. Through its website, the Kansas Judicial Council provides the necessary Protection from Abuse (PFA) and Protection from Stalking, Sexual Assault, and Human Trafficking (PFSSAHT) forms a survivor will need to seek a protection order. If a survivor is considering completing these forms, it is recommended they first speak with a Victim Advocate.
Resources for systems professionals assisting survivors:
- Kansas Protection Order Manual. The purpose of the manual is to assist attorneys, advocates, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and judges involved in the protection order system in Kansas. The guide offers essential information about the Kansas protection order system and obtaining an order through the Protection from Abuse Act and the Protection from Stalking, Sexual Assault, or Human Trafficking Act.
- Law Enforcement Officer Pocket Card. Law enforcement officers can use this pocket card as reference when they are called for anything related to domestic violence and protection orders. The card includes Kansas law statute numbers for quick reference.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2019-MU-AX-0021 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
KANSAS CRISIS HOTLINE: 888-END-ABUSE | 888-363-2287