To file a police report, you should contact your local city police department.
Orange County Office of the District Attorney Family Protection Unit
There are several shelters for victims of domestic abuse here in Orange County, and the list below is not exhaustive. There are faith community shelters that can be located through local places of worship. There is help for minority community women in culturally-sensitive projects and shelters that can be found through the community centers that assist these groups. Some of this assistance takes the form of outreach efforts, walk-in centers, and help in linking with other providers of shelter service. Four such centers are
| Laura’s House, (South Orange County) || (949) 498-1511|
| Human Options (South/Central OC)|| (949) 854-3554|
| Interval House (West/Central OC) || (714) 891-8121|
| Women’s Transitional Living Center (Central/North OC)|| (714) 992-1931|
If a batterer is threatening you and/or your family, you may file a temporary restraining order against that person.
For temporary restraining order assistance and counseling
Office of the District Attorney Domestic Abuse Prevention and Resource Handbook:
Office of the District Attorney Public Service Announcement:
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