Victim Advocates providing assistance.
The Domestic Relations Court gives high priority to allegations of Domestic Violence which the Court recognizes is one of the most difficult social problems of our time.
The Court works cooperatively with the VALU program, a special project of Community Legal Aid Services that is completely separate from the Court. The VALU office is presently located in the Basement of the Mahoning County Courthouse.
VALU is staffed by a coordinator and volunteers who receive special training to assist victims by walking them through the legal process of filling out their Petitions, filing them with the Clerk of Courts and accompanying them through hearings.
The Hours of operation for VALU are Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
The VALU office can be reached at (330) 742-5856 or (330) 742-5857.
The Court also makes available an onsite trained Counselor for victims to talk to.
For more information about Domestic Violence, click here.
The following are the Ohio Supreme Court's Domestic Violence forms:
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FORMS (Revised 5/1/07)
for Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order
Domestic Violence Ex Parte Civil Protection Order
Agreement and Domestic Violence Civil Protection Order
|Full Hearing Civil Protection Order Revised 7/1/10
|Modifed Civil Protection Order Effective 7/1/10
|Motion to Modify or Terminate CPO Effective 7/1/10
|Motion for Contempt of CPO Effective 7/1/10|
County Domestic Relations Court
120 Market St.