The following links will direct you to your local Prosecutor's Office, which has more information on domestic violence, physical and sexual assault, and Personal Protection Orders.
Local Police Departments
These links will direct you to Police Departments in Oakland and surrounding counties. These sites answer questions regarding Personal Protection Orders and provide emergency information and contact numbers.
Local Circuit Courts
The following sites are various local Circuit Courts, which can provide you with information on whether or not you need a Personal Protection Order, how to obtain a one and what this court order entails.
Michigan Supreme Court
The Michigan Supreme Court has information regarding Personal Protection Orders, which can be used as an educational and informational tool during the court process.
The following PDF file, provided by the Michigan Supreme Court and the Michigan Judicial Institute, provides a detailed description of PPOs, the process to obtain one, and the ramifications of this legal document.
Issuing PPOs: A Statutory Overview
Domestic Violence Resources and Shelters
- HAVEN (Help Against Violent Encounters Now): Oakland County's HAVEN has a goal to create violence-free homes and communities by eliminating domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse through treatment and prevention services.
- MSU Safe Place: MSU Safe Place is for MSU students, faculty, staff, retirees or their partners, and children who are experiencing an emotionally, physically or sexually abusive relationship. All services are free and confidential.
- Oakland County Coordinating Council Against Domestic Violence: The Coordinating Council provides men and women with information on domestic violence as well as listing shelters and safe houses and publishing the Domestic Violence Handbook.
- River House Shelter (Grayling, Michigan): The River House Shelter serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda and Roscommon Counties.
- Turning Point: Turning Point predominantly services the communities in Macomb County, Michigan but will also service any survivor, from any community, who is in need. This shelter provides a supportive and safe environment for victims of domestic violence.
- Domestic Violence Handbook: The Domestic Violence Handbook, published by the Oakland County Coordinating Council Against Domestic Violence, reaffirms its mission statement that "domestic violence should never happen to anyone," but when it does, there are people and resources that can be of help.
- Michigan Crime Victims: Provides victims services, support, and healing for victims of all types of violence, including domestic abuse and sexual assault.
- Women's Law.org is a nationwide, online resource for women and girls living with or escaping domestic violence.