In the first two instances, a hearing will be scheduled (within seven (7) to fifteen (15) calendar days of your Petition filing date) that you will be required to attend.
The Respondent will be served (hand delivered) notice of the hearing and certified copies of both the Judge's order and your Petition.
the Judge at the hearing will determine whether or not to grant you a Final Judgment based on testimony from you, the Respondent and any eye-witnesses. after an Injunction has been entered, you should first contact your local law enforcement agency and file a police report.
If the Judge grants you a Final Judgment, it may be in effect for an indefinite period of time or may expire on a specific date. If law enforcement does not find that there are grounds to press criminal charges, but you wish to pursue a Violation of Injunction, you can go to one of the Pinellas County Clerk's Office locations listed at the bottom of this page, Monday through Friday between the hours of , excluding County holidays, and fill out, then file an Affidavit in Support of Violation of Injunction.
School-Based Advocates are available to provide these programs to students and staff grades K-12 All of our services are free and confidential.
School-Based Advocates facilitate groups of students who wish to build self-esteem and learn fun and useful skills in building healthy relationships.
Often times these groups are created and co-facilitated with a school staff person.
New Hope advocates are available to provide private and confidential services to students or staff in need of support around unhealthy or abusive relationships with friends, family members, or dating partners.
Advocates are available by appointment at high, middle, or elementary schools.