Court Advocacy and Electronic Filing of Domestic Violence Protective Orders



InterAct’s Court Services team helps victims/survivors navigate the criminal and civil process.  We assist by answering questions about the filing process of a 50B Domestic Violence Protection Order, commonly known as a “restraining order,” as well as a 50C Civil No-Contact Order for Stalking or Nonconsensual Sexual Conduct.  Advocates may be available for court accompaniment for both civil and criminal proceedings. InterAct court advocates CANNOT provide legal advice.  



***PLEASE NOTE: Walk-in Electronic Filing of Domestic Violence Protection Orders at InterAct’s Office (1012 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, NC) is COMING SOON!

Electronic filing for domestic violence protective orders offers victims a safe and confidential environment outside of the courthouse to file a protective order with the assistance of a trained advocate. Offering this option at InterAct provides victims the opportunity to have immediate access to the full continuum of InterAct’s other services, such as counseling, safety planning, shelter, legal referrals, case management, and meeting basic needs.

Note:  InterAct can provide a safe place for victims to file a domestic violence protection order, but they are required to appear before a judge (in person) for the initial hearing. 

If you are seeking a Domestic Violence Protection Order, please get in touch with InterAct’s 24-hour crisis line at 919-828-7740 to receive support and information about filing options for Domestic Violence Protection Order and other legal resources.

The Wake County Courthouse continues to accept Domestic Violence Protection Order filings Monday – Friday.  It is strongly recommended that survivors submit the required paperwork before 2:00 pm, Monday – Friday so that the presiding judge may hear them between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. 


InterAct’s Domestic Violence Protective Order packet