West Virginia Judiciary

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious and oftentimes deadly problem affecting families and communities in West Virginia. The court system is dedicated to treating domestic violence with the seriousness it deserves and enforcing the laws of West Virginia to deter, prevent, and reduce incidences of domestic violence.

The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has released an 18-minute video explaining the domestic violence petition process, which can be accessed above. Four shorter videos can be viewed on the Court's YouTube Channel.

Emergency Contact Numbers

National Domestic Violence Hotline

West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
1-304-965-3552 or www.wvcadv.org

West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services
1-304-366-9500 or www.FRIS.org

Additional Resources

Tuesday Legal Connect
Tuesdays 6 - 8 p.m. 1-800-642-3617

Lawyer Referral Service

Legal Aid of West Virginia

Domestic Violence Benchbook

Domestic Violence Brochure

Folleto de violencia domestica