Domestic Violence Information

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You Have a Right to be Safe

You can file for an Order of Protection against the person who is abusing you:

Filing an Order:

  • You do not need an attorney
  • You do not have to pay a filing fee
  • You do need an address where you abuser can be served
  • You must be 18 years of age or older
  • Your abuser must be 18 years of age or older

An Order of Protection may contain the following:

  • An order telling your abuser not to abuse, threaten, harass or have contact with you
  • An order telling the abuser to leave and not return to your home
  • An order awarding child custody
  • An order telling your abuser not to sell, give away or other wise dispose of you property

IF YOUR ABUSER VIOLATES AN ORDER OF PROTECTION, YOU MUST CALL THE POLICE

Information for filing an Order of Protection can be obtained at the Cass County Courthouse, 816-380-8100 or from Hope Haven 816-380-4663.

You are Not Alone

  • You are not the cause of someone else's violent behavior
  • You do not deserve to be abused
  • You have a RIGHT to expect and demand help and respect
  • You have the right to think, feel and make choices and changes

Find Help

If you feel you are being abused (physically, mentally, verbally or sexually), call one of the numbers below for information on what you can do to stop the abuse or get away from you abuser.

  • Hope Haven (Cass County): 816-380-4663
  • Hope House (Jackson County): 816-461-4673
  • Rosebrooks (Jackson County): 816-861-6100
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233

These numbers are answered 24/7 and will provide you with information on shelter, housing, financial aid and counseling services. You do not have to give you name to the person you talk to and all information given is confidential.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN PHYSICALLY ABUSED, CALL THE POLICE

Raymore Police Department 816-331-0530 or 9-1-1