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ARKANSAS: Domestic Violence Resources



MY ABUSER HAS A GUN

If you have a current Protection From Abuse Order (PFA) from a court against your abuser, or if your abuser has been convicted of a felony or domestic violence misdemeanor, then Federal law states that it is illegal for your abuser to buy or have a gun in their possession.

You MUST ASK THE JUDGE to specifically write in your order that the abuser cannot buy or have a gun while the order is in effect and to require that your abuser to give any guns to the police, or require the police to go to the abuser's house and get them. The guns then go to either the county sheriff or court clerk of stolen property. The district attorney in the county where the gun(s) was taken away can then file to have them destroyed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the domestic violence agency in your area immediately.


ARKANSAS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAWS


Arkansas Domestic Violence Overview

Arkansas CodeTitle 9: Family Law: Chapter 15: Domestic Abuse: Subsection 103: Definitions.

"Domestic abuse" means:

(A) Physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or the infliction of fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, or assault between family or household members; or

(B) Any sexual conduct between family or household members, whether minors or adults, which constitutes a crime under the laws of this state;

(3) "Family or household members" means spouses, former spouses, parents and children, persons related by blood within the fourth degree of consanguinity, any children residing in the household, persons who presently or in the past have resided or cohabited together, persons who have or have had a child in common, and persons who are presently or in the past have been in a dating relationship together; and

(4)(A) "Dating relationship" means a romantic or intimate social relationship between two (2) individuals which shall be determined by examining the following factors: (i) The length of the relationship; (ii) The type of the relationship; and (iii) The frequency of interaction between the two (2) individuals involved in the relationship. (B) "Dating relationship" shall not include a casual relationship or ordinary fraternization between two (2) individuals in a business or social context.



Domestic Violence: Where to Get Help in Arkansas
LocationProgramPhone
STATEWIDE Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Arkansas Access to Justice Commission
Arkansas Legal Services Partnership
800-269-4668
800-952-9243
501-376-3423

Arkansas County River Valley Shelter (Russelville)
Restoration of Hope (Stuttgart)
479-968-3110
870-672-4341

Baxter County Serenity, Inc. (Mountain Home) 870-424-7233

Benton County Women's Shelter (Bentonville) 479-273-0730

Boone CountySanctuary, Inc. (Harrison)
Harmony House
870-741-2121
870-743-3393

Carroll County Martha-Mary House (Berryville)
TUG (Eureka Springs)
501-423-2645
501-253-9397

Clark CountyCourage House (Arkadelphia)870-246-2587

Cleburne CountyMargie's Haven House (Heber Springs) 501-362-6757

Conway CountyThe Safe Place (Morrilton)501-354-1884

Craighead County Crisis Center for Women (Jonesboro)
Victim/Witness Assistance
870-933-9449
870-972-9593

Crittenden CountyFamilies in Transition (West Memphis)870-732-4077

Cross CountyNew Directions (Wynne)870-238-7790

Drew CountyOptions, Inc. (Monticello) 870-367-3488

Faulkner County Women's Shelter (Conway)501-329-2255

Grant CountyKeeping the Faith (Sheridan)870-942-6219

Hot Spring CountyThe Smith House (Malvern)501-332-4673

Independence County Family Violence Prevention (Batesville)
Victim Assistance Program
870-793-8111
870-793-8825

Jackson CountyWhite River Battered Women's Shelter (Newport)
Legal Services of NE AK (Newport)
870-523-5000
870-523-9892

Jefferson CountyCASA Women's Shelter (Pine Bluff)870-535-0287

Lee CountyVictim/Witness Program (Marianna)870-295-2607

Lonoke CountyVictim/Witness Program501-676-2807

Miller CountyDV Prevention (Texarkana) 903-793-4357

Mississippi CountyHaven of N.E. Arkansas (Blytheville)870-532-6669

Newton CountyDomestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN)870-446-6475

Ouachita CountyWomen's Crisis Center (Camden)870-836-0325

Phillips CountyThe Family Center (West Helena)870-572-9530

Polk CountyCovenant House (Mena)479-394-7745

Pulaski County Crisis Response Team (Maumelle)
Dorcas House (Little Rock)
Victim/Witness Program
Women and Children First (Little Rock)
501-803-3388
501-374-4022
501-340-8000
501-376-3219

Saint Francis CountyHelen Newman House (Forrest City)501-633-5922

Saline CountySafe Haven (Benton)501-315-7233

Searcy CountyHope Foundation (Marshall)870-448-2273

Sebastian CountyCrisis Center for Women (Fort Smith)479-782-4956

Sevier CountyS.W. Arkansas Violence Center (DeQueen)870-584-3441

Sharp CountyOzark Family Center (Cherokee Village)870-856-4119

Stone CountyAbuse Prevention (Mountain View)870-269-4888

Union CountyFamily Violence Center (El Dorado)870-862-0929

Van Buren CountyDove House (Clinton)501-745-5657

Washington County Crisis Intervention Center (Springdale)
Peace at Home (Fayetteville)
501-756-1995
479-442-9811

White County DV Prevention/Hope Cottage501-278-4673

Yell CountyVictim Assistance Program (Dardanelle)501-229-3233
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