Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence
- HARBOR – A shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic and/or sexual violence. The Harbor shelter provides a 24-hour crisis line that gives support and guidance to help start building your new life.
- CRISIS LINE: (919) 631-5478 / 24-hour information
- GOOD NEIGHBOR HOUSE: (919) 934-9257
Provides shelter to victims with a previous history of domestic violence.
- JOHNSTON-LEE COMMUNITY ACTION: (919) 934-2145
This organization provides several services that include case management, crisis intervention, budget counseling, job placement, also working with individuals and families to help them to become self-sufficient.
|For Assistance, Call:|
|Johnston County Sheriff’s Office||(919) 989-5010|
|Emergency||9-1-1 OR |
|Clerk of Court||(919) 209-5400|
|District Attorney||(919) 209-5520|
|Mental Health||(919) 989-5500|
|Department of Social Services||(919) 989-5300|
|Department of Social Services (en Espanol)||(919) 989-5642|
|Domestic Violence Hotline||1-800-799-SAFE (7233)|
Restraining Orders & No Contact Orders
Restraining Orders, also known as Domestic Violence Protection Orders, and no contact orders are orders issued by a judicial official and served and enforced by law enforcement.
To obtain either a domestic violence protection order or a no-contact you must go to the Johnston County Clerk of Court to begin the process. You will then have to appear before a judicial official before obtaining an order.
The Johnston County Clerk of Court is located at 207 E Johnston St, Smithfield, NC 27577 and more information about the clerk’s office can be found online.
Involuntary Commitments (IVC)
Involuntary commitments are taken out on a person when an individual shows signs/symptoms (Psychiatric or Substance Use) that indicate potential danger to self or others.
Involuntary commitments can be taken out by immediate family members, law enforcement, and medical professionals. There is no mandatory amount of hold time for IVC’s but initial examinations must be completed within 24 hours.
To obtain an Involuntary Commitment one must appear before a magistrate.
For more information on IVC’s please see the NCDHHS website on Involuntary Commitments.