Each year, Florida’s Clerks of Court help tens of thousands of vulnerable individuals suffering from harmful or threatening interactions apply for protective injunctions.
In observance of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers (FCCC) is recognizing survivors of domestic violence and highlighting services provided by clerks to assist those facing domestic violence issues.
“One of the most heartbreaking parts of our jobs as clerks is seeing individuals and families come to us for help with protective injunctions due to domestic violence,” said FCCC President Barry Baker, the Suwannee County clerk. “If you or anyone you know needs assistance with a domestic violence injunction or restraining order, we encourage you to please contact your local clerk’s office for assistance. We provide guidance and help process applications for these cases year-round at no cost to the filer.”