Domestic Violence Intake Center (DVIC)
Hall of Justice, 1st Floor, Room 1150
Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year
The Domestic Violence Intake Center (DVIC) is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist victims of domestic violence. It takes both civil emergency protective orders and criminal complaints. The staff at the center can identify the type of protection for which you are eligible and assist with asking the court for that protection.
Victim’s advocates are on staff to provide information about community resources and offer advice based on an assessment of the level of danger present in each situation.
Domestic violence can occur to males and females, children and adults. Domestic violence knows no economic or educational boundaries and is defined in many ways, not just by extreme violence. Threatening and controlling behavior, violence toward pets and destruction of property can all be considered forms of domestic violence.
If you need assistance, contact the Domestic Violence Intake Center to learn about the resources available to you.
The center opened in 2009 in a collaborative effort of the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk, the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, as well as a number of organizations and private citizens.
Our Family Court deputy clerks help staff the DVIC. For information on Family Court, click here.