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Plans to Stay Safe

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If you think your abuser is tracking what you do online, you’re probably right. Learn more about internet and computer safety. Find helpful articles, free court forms, and other resources related to making plans to stay safe by following the links below. 

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Safety Planning During COVID-19: Tips From Survivors For Survivors

A safety plan is a set of steps you can take to reduce the risk of harm in unsafe situations with an abuser or family member. With the changes in our environments due to coronavirus, it's a good idea to follow these safety tips created by survivors.

Staying Safe During COVID-19

Learn steps you can take to keep yourself safe from an abuser or family member during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

What Is a Safety Plan?

A safety plan is a personalized, practical plan that includes ways to remain safe while in a relationship, planning to leave, or after you leave. Learn tips for coming up with your own safety plan, including safety when living with an abusive partner, safety planning with children or pets, and more.

Safety Planning for Victims of Domestic Violence

Information about creating a safety plan for domestic violence victims. It is a good idea to have a safety plan to keep you and your children safe if you are a victim of domestic violence. Make sure to have a safety plan for when you leave your abuser.

Personalized Safety Plan

Find a list of questions to ask yourself to come up with a plan to stay safe during and after an abusive relationship. Learn tips for finding resources to help you leave an abusive relationship.

Address Confidentiality Program

Learn how to keep your address safe from an abuser. This site includes general information about the Address Confidentiality Program, checklist, and application.

For Survivors: Keeping Information About You Confidential

Learn what you can do to keep information about you confidential when getting help.

How to Keep Your Address Confidential on Order of Protection Forms

Learn how to keep your address confidential on Order of Protection Forms.

New Social Security Numbers for Domestic Violence Survivors Who Have Changed Their Names

How to change your social security number if you have changed your name and are a survivor of domestic violence.

The Hope Card

The Hope Card allows someone who has been granted an Order of Protection in one jurisdiction to easily prove it in another jurisdiction. Hope Cards are wallet-sized and compact and are intended as a more convenient way for people who have permanent Orders of Protection to keep relevant information about their orders with them at all times.

Crime Victim Advocates

Crime victim advocates provide free, confidential help and services to crime victims throughout Montana.

Montana Con Web

The State of Montana maintains the Correctional Offender Network (CON), an internet database that contains basic criminal records of felony offenders supervised by the Department of Corrections.

Domestic Violence Forums And Chats

If you’re looking to connect with people through chat rooms and message boards that are focused on domestic violence and sexual assault, this list of online resources will help.

Order of Protection Frequently Asked Questions

Learn about Orders of Protection in Montana, how to get one, how to prepare for court, and what to do after your hearing.

10 Things to Know about Criminal No Contact Orders in Montana

Learn 10 things that you should know about criminal No Contact Orders, and how they are different from an Order of Protection or civil No Contact Order.

Address Confidentiality Program

Learn how to keep your address safe from an abuser. This site includes general information about the Address Confidentiality Program, checklist, and application.

Petition for Name Change - Adult, Minor, or Sealed (Interactive Form)

Use a free interactive program to create a Petition for Name Change for an adult, child, or when your safety is at risk.

Registration of a Foreign Order (Interactive Form)

Use a free interactive program to create a form to ask a District Court in Montana to decide that Montana should have jurisdiction to enforce a custody or parenting order from another state.

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