Keep a copy on you at all times
You should have a copy of form DV-130 with you at all times. If you have a phone, use your phone to take a picture of all the pages so you always have proof of it.
Give copies of the order to other people who may need it
If you want other people to know about your restraining order and help you enforce it, give them a copy. Here are some examples:
Your child's school or childcare, if your restraining order protects your child or your child’s records.
Your child’s doctor or other healthcare provider, if your restraining order limits the other parent’s access to your child’s records.
Your employer, if you are worried about being harassed or abused at work.
Local Police Department: You can give a paper copy to your local police department. This is optional because all law enforcement have access to restraining orders through a law enforcement database.
Find help or resources for domestic violence
There are resources to help you if you've experience domestic violence or abuse.
One resource is the National Domestic Violence Hotline. They are available 24/7 and can tell you more about local resources.
Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or chat at thehotline.org