DV survivors can be a part of court cases that involve criminal protective orders (CPOs) that forbid any sort of contact between the protected party and the perpetrator (“no-contact order”). DV survivors have the choice of modifying their CPO from a “no-contact” order to a “peaceful contact” order in which both parties can contact each other as long as the contact is nonviolent.

If you are the protected party in your case and are looking to pursue a CPO modification through what is often referred to as a safety planning class, please first contact your judge or District Attorney’s Office for a referral letter and agencies that can help with the process. For more information, please go through the following infographic or chat with us: