Help for those seeking domestic violence restraining orders

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - There's help for those who are seeking domestic violence restraining orders.  District Attorney Lisa Green says the Victim Services Unit will be offering that assistance starting next week.

The Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic will be held every Wednesday morning from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. beginning March 15. 

Potential participants will need to contact the Victim Services Unit prior to the clinic days in order to be assessed for services.

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), says 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experience intimate physical abuse in the United States.  In California, 40% of women will experience physical intimate partner violence in their lifetime. 

Domestic Violence does not discriminate.  It is a crime that can affect any person regardless of culture, ethnicity, economic status, or gender. 

Statistics show that children who live in homes where domestic violence occurs suffer from fear, guilt, shame, sleep disturbance, depression, and anger.

The Kern County District Attorney’s Office Victim Services Unit provides services to victims of violent crime. 

For more information about participating in the Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinics contact the Victim Services Unit at 868-2400, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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