The Victim Services/Domestic Violence Unit is responsible for processing and serving domestic violence protective orders and restraining orders. Victim Services works with the victims of domestic violence to ensure that we have all the available information needed so the deputies of the Domestic Violence Unit can serve the orders in a timely manner. Deputes within the Domestic Violence Unit also assist and respond to domestic violence calls throughout Wake County.
Steps to Obtain a Domestic Violence Protection Order (50B Order) or a Restraining Order (50C Order)
- Go to the Wake County Courthouse at 316 Fayetteville St., Room 527, 5th Floor Civil Clerk of Court, and the Domestic Violence Unit and obtain a Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) and complete it.
- The Judge will call you to the stand, and you will be sworn in to testify about the complaint you have just filed.
- Once the Judge signs the paperwork, go back to Room 527. The Domestic Violence Clerk will make copies of your order, and it will be clocked in.
***Your order will then be sent out in the field for service on the defendant.***
Dedicated to ending the cycle of domestic and sexual violence in Wake County, North Carolina, InterAct saves lives, rebuilds lives, and secures safer futures for victims, survivors, and their families. As Wake County’s only comprehensive service provider for victims of domestic and sexual violence, InterAct provides the following programs:
24/7 Bilingual counselors or interpreters are available through our crisis lines
24/7/365 Emergency shelter
Solace Center- NC’s first community-based sexual assault forensic examination center
Individual and group counseling
Personal and Economic Empowerment Program (PEEP)
Rapid Re-Housing (RHH)
Therapeutic Services Assessment and Referral
To learn more about InterAct, connect with us at www.interactofwake.org or contact us directly, Monday through Friday, at (919) 828-7501. To visit our facilities in person, we are conveniently located within a short drive from I-40/440 on Oberlin Road and Wade Avenue.