Victim Assistance Court Program


800 E. 4th St., 1st floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
Contact Information
24/7 Crisis Hotline: 980.771.4673
Office: 704.312.1667
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
No appointments needed

Services We Offer

Our Victim Assistance Court Program assists victims of domestic violence who seek to file or renew 50B Domestic Violence Protective Orders (DVPOs) or 50C No-Contact Orders because they've been recently assaulted, threatened, and/or stalked. Victim Assistance Court Program advocates also provide a number of additional services, including:

  • Ability to assist survivors in their preferred/primary language
  • Crisis intervention
  • Safety planning
  • Photo documentation of injuries
  • Court accompaniment (civil and criminal)
  • Domestic violence support groups for adults and children (email Tabitha Lane for details) 

Staff and pro bono attorneys in our Legal Representation Program provide free legal representation and court advocacy to those seeking a one-year DVPO and those seeking to renew an expiring DVPO.

DVPOs are essential components of many victims' safety plans and can greatly impact a victim's ability to live independently from an abuser. DVPOs can determine temporary child custody arrangements as well as a range of financial outcomes, such as right to live in a shared home and retain possession of a vehicle. Without effective advocacy and legal representation, the lack of a court order can leave a victim destitute. 

Walk-ins are welcome, but we ask that clients arrive by 3 p.m. to ensure same-day completion/filing of paperwork with the court.

The Victim Assistance Court Program offers services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, language, and immigration status. 

In an emergency please dial 911

Call the Greater Charlotte Hope Line 24/7 for info on parenting, domestic violence and sexual assault 980.771.4673.

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