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Kansas Protection Order Portal (KSPOP) is a court funded portal. You can use it to file for a protection order online. It also has resources on domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault and human trafficking. This portal offers helpful information, resources, and a clear path. You can complete the forms from anywhere and on any device. It is also free. When you click submit, your forms are sent to the court clerk.
Domestic violence or abuse can sometimes be difficult to admit or even understand.  Here are some visuals that might help.  If one of the situations within either of these "Power and Control" wheels exists in your situation, please be sure to let us know.   Regardless of what specific legal issue you're contacting us about, understanding this part of your situation could prove vital in our help to you. 
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence Newsletter had this helpful article. Photo is courtesy of KCSDV. Find a map and listings of Kansas sexual and domestic violence victim advocacy programs at https://www.kcsdv.org/find-help/in-kansas/dv-sa-services-map.
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) and Facebook have teamed up to offer tips for survivors of abuse so that you can still use Facebook but maintain safety and control over your information. This guide is aimed at helping survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking with how to use Facebook in a way that ensures that they stay connected with friends and family, but control their safety and privacy to help prevent misuse by abusers, stalkers, and perpetrators to stalk and harass.
By Marilyn Harp, Executive Director of Kansas Legal Services September 2017  
Many pages and resources on this website have help for survivors of physical or sexual abuse, stalking, and other crimes.  Here is list of links to pages that will help you or someone you care about deal with some of the issues faced by survivors of these crimes. Can a Protection from Abuse order help me?
Kansas VINE (Victim Information Notification Everyday) Service Information and Notification for Offender Custody Status in County Jails.
PFA Tips & Tricks (Guide) This guide is meant to help people going to court for either a PFA (Protection From Abuse) or a PFS (Protection From Stalking). It is divided into 3 pages/parts:
What is the difference between a PFA and a No Contact/No Violent Contact Order? No Contact/No Violent Contact  *issued in a criminal case *generally a condition of bond or probation *usually expires at sentencing or upon    successful completion of probation Protect from Abuse (PFA) *civil remedy *lasts for up to one year *may be extended for one additional year
This guided interview will give you must-know info about Kansas protection orders -- Protection From Abuse (PFA) and Protection From Stalking (PFS). It explains important safety concerns, necessary qualifications, court processes, possible relief, resources and other considerations that you should think about before seeking a protection order.

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