Domestic Violence

If you think your abuser is tracking what you do online, you’re probably right. Learn more about internet and computer safety. Find helpful articles, free court forms, and other resources related to domestic violence by following the links below.
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Abuse in Immigrant Communities

By: Women's Law Initiative

Learn about unique forms of abuse that immigrant victims of domestic violence may face. Learn about legal options for immigrant victims of abuse.

Address Confidentiality Program

By: Montana Department of Justice (DOJ)

Learn how to keep your address safe from an abuser. This site includes general information about the Address Confidentiality Program, checklist, and application.

Battered Spouse, Children, and Parents

By: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

As a battered spouse, child or parent, you may file an immigrant visa petition under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

Immigrant Women and Abuse

By: Women's Justice Center

Information for immigrants to the United States about domestic violence.
Laws and procedures for obtaining a U-Visa if you are the victim of a crime (including domestic violence).
*There is a green button at the top to switch the language to Spanish.

The Hope Card

By: Montana Department of Justice (DOJ)

The Hope Card allows someone who has been granted an Order of Protection in one jurisdiction to easily prove it in another jurisdiction. Hope Cards are wallet-sized and compact and are intended as a more convenient way for people who have permanent Orders of Protection to keep relevant information about their orders with them at all times.

U Visa Laws for Crime Victims

By: WomensLaw.org

This page includes information about obtaining lawful status if you are the victim of certain crimes (including domestic abuse) and can obtain a certification that you are, have been or will be helpful in the investigation or prosecution of the crime.

Victims of Criminal Activity: U Nonimmigrant Status

By: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

The U nonimmigrant status (U visa) is set aside for victims of certain crimes who have suffered mental or physical abuse and are helpful to law enforcement or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity.