The First Step in taking out a restraining/protective order is to first visit the Family Justice Center located 1950 Martin Street, Burlington NC.  The counselors there will assist with paperwork for starting the process of taking out a restraining/protective order.
(phone: 336-226-5982 / crisis line: 336-226-5985)

The Second Step the counselors at the Family Justice Center will then file the paperwork with the Clerk of Superior Court  through an electronic filing process (e-filing).

The Final Step  If an Ex-Parte hearing is requested, a judge will interview you and file the appropriate paperwork with the Clerk of Superior Court.


Domestic Violence Division, (Historic Courthouse)
1 Court Square, Graham, NC  27253
phone: (336) 570-5207

The Domestic Violence Unit was created in July 2002 using special federal and state grants to improve courthouse services for victims of domestic violence. The Family Justice Center of Alamance County opened in July 2010.