Legal Aid Alberta

Emergency Protection Order Program


Description
Offers free legal information, services, and support to those experiencing family violence and in need of protection.

Service provides:

  • assistance to those experiencing family violence in getting an Emergency Protection Order to keep a violent family member from contacting them or their other family members

Includes:

  • preventing a family member from contacting a client and other family members
  • preventing a family member from coming to a client's home, school, work, and more
  • removing a family member from a client's home
  • ensuring weapons are seized

Can assist with:

  • Protection Order documents and court procedures
  • application for Emergency Protection Order
  • application for Emergency Protection Order Review hearings

Provides victims of family violence with:

  • ongoing information
  • risk assessments
  • safety plans
Key Provider: lawyers, support workers
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • individuals experiencing family violence (actual injury to person or property, threats of harm, forced confinement, sexual abuse, stalking)
  • who are in an emergency or urgent situation
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
  • call your local program offices listed
  • if you live outside of program office areas, call the police or visit your nearest courthouse during business hours
  • visit website for more information
No in-person assessments are currently being completed at the courthouses; all applications for services must be completed by phone.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: No,
Telephone
403-297-5260
Fax
1-866-382-7253
Web Site
http://www.legalaid.ab.ca
Languages
English
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Accessibility
Wheelchair access: N/A - Other disabled access: N/A -
Legal Status
Registered Not-For-Profit
Topic(s)
Last Updated On
March 6, 2018
Hours of Operation
Mon
08:15 AM - 04:15 PM
Tue
08:15 AM - 04:15 PM
Wed
08:15 AM - 04:15 PM
Thu
08:15 AM - 04:15 PM
Fri
08:15 AM - 04:15 PM