harassment and protection from abuse
Everyone has the right to live a life free from harassment and abuse. It is your right to get protection and utilize area resources. To learn about whether to file a protection from harassment or protection from abuse case in court, please select this link to the Maine Judicial Branch website, and choose form PA-028. If you need assistance from an abusive situation, there is help. Our department is available to assist as well as other organizations listed below.
- Safe Voices- A non-profit organization working to end domestic violence. An advocate can assist with emergency shelter, transitional services, individual and court advocacy as well as safety planning and other referrals. There is a 24-hour free confidential hotline of 1-800-559-2927 or local number (207) 778-6107; safevoices.org
- Franklin County District Attorney’s Office maintains a victim assistance program. A victim advocate can assist with information about the court process, victim’s rights, victim compensation, support during preparation for trail and more. Call (207)778-5890 for more information.
- Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Services (SAPARS): Works to prevent and eliminate sexual violence and promote healing and empowerment for people of all genders and ages who are affected by rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, stalking and sexual harassment. Visit https://www.sapars.org/ or call/ text 1-800-871-7741. Text support is available Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm. Phone support is available 24/7.