COVID-19

Essential and Continuing Operations / COVID19: In the interest of the health and safety of our staff and the community, our offices will remain closed to the public, and most of the agency’s prosecutors and staff will work remotely, until further notice. The HCDAO continues to perform key functions in the county criminal justice system and will do so during the Covid-19 pandemic. Click Here for More Information

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Protective Order Services Announcements

Given the COVID19 health concerns and pandemic, our office is temporarily suspending in-person meetings and is generally closed to the public. However, we have developed a process to continue serving you and our community and providing protective order assistance.

We will continue to serve victims of domestic abuse by offering safety information and conducting protective order interviews.  These services will be provided by phone calls and video and audio conferencing.

If you need safety information, have questions about a pending family violence case, or would like to discuss whether a protective order is right for you, you can reach the Protective Order Unit as follows:

  1. Call (713) 274-0212 and leave a message with your name and a safe phone number to contact you, or
  2. Email FCLDfilePO@dao.hctx.net and send a message that includes your name and a safe phone number for our staff to contact you.

A staff member from our Protective Order Unit will call you back to assist you between the hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Our phone line and email are monitored throughout the day during normal business hours and your call or email will be returned as quickly as possible.

You can find additional information about our family violence and protective order services on our Family Criminal Law Division Website Page Here.