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If you are the victim of domestic violence and you believe that law
enforcement protection is needed for your physical safety, you have the
right to request that the officer assist in providing for your safety,
including asking for an emergency protective order.
You may also request the officer to assist you in obtaining your
essential personal belongings and locating and taking you to a safe
place, including a designated meeting place or shelter, the residence
of a household member or friend, or a similar place of safety. In some
places in Alaska there are organizations that provide aid and shelter
to victims of domestic violence. The nearest organization is located
If you are in need of medical treatment, you may request that the
officer assist you in obtaining medical treatment.
You may obtain information about whether the prosecuting attorney
will file a criminal complaint about the domestic violence.
Additionally, the victim/witness assistance program of the Department
of Law may be able to help you. This information is available from the
district attorney's office, which is located at __________.
You also have the right to file a petition in court requesting a
protective order that may include any of the following provisions:
further acts of domestic violence;
contacting, or otherwise communicating with you, directly or
(3) remove your abuser from your residence;
place of employment, or any other specified place frequented by you or
another designated household member;
if the court finds your abuser was in the actual possession of or used
a weapon during the commission of your abuse;
by that person if the court finds your abuser was in the actual
possession of or used a firearm during the commission of your abuse;
ensure your safe possession of the residence, vehicle, or other items,
or to ensure your safe removal of personal items from the residence;
may arrange for visitation with a minor child if the safety of the
child and the petitioner can be protected;
your care if there is an independent legal obligation of your abuser to
support you or the child;
by domestic violence, including medical bills, or for your costs in
getting a protective order;
for batterers; and
The forms you need to obtain a protective order are available from
the nearest court. It is not necessary to have an attorney to obtain a
protective order, but you may consult an attorney if you choose. If you
would like help obtaining a protective order, you may contact the
nearest domestic violence program located at ________. The program can
also tell you about other resources available in this community for
information about domestic violence, treatment of injuries, and places
of safety and shelter.
You may also qualify for compensation from the Violent Crimes
Compensation Board. The board may be contacted at ___________________.
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