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The mission of Catalyst is to reduce the incidence of intimate partner violence through crisis intervention services, community education and the promotion of healthy relationships.
Welcome to Catalyst Domestic Violence Services
Catalyst is a nonprofit organization committed to serving the needs of all victims of domestic violence and their children regardless of ethnicity, citizenship, language, religion, physical disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status.
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Catalyst Legal Services
As legal advocates for Catalyst Domestic Violence Services we have the honor to help and assist people in getting protection through Domestic Violence Restraining Orders. Domestic Violence Restraining Orders can be a helpful tool in assisting victims and law enforcement officials in protecting a persons' safety.
Every person we meet who is seeking a restraining order has broken their silence and is asking for help in a very scary, vulnerable time. People tell us we must be brave to do our type of work, but true bravery is what we see in every person who walks through the Catalyst door.The basic steps to get a restraining order in Butte County are:
- fill out the domestic violence restraining order and request forms (about 12 pages)
- go to Oroville to turn it into the court clerk
- pick up paper work in Oroville a couple days later after the judge has approved it
- 'serve' the abusive partner the paperwork through a 3rd party or the Sheriff's office
- go to court on the assigned court date where your abusive partner will be as well
* After the first court date one may have several court dates afterward if there is a continuance for a response or if the judge deems it necessary in order to meet the burden of proof
This takes a lot of work.
You have to be brave to say I am no longer going to take this abuse. You have to be brave to tell your story of abuse on a legal document that will be served to your abuser. You have to be brave to sit next to that individual in court who has threatened to beat or kill you if you tell anyone. As legal advocates, we are proud to work with the people seeking a restraining order against their abusive partner. Catalyst participants show us every day what bravery looks like.