Virginia's Judicial System

Home > Court Administration > Office of the Executive Secretary > Judicial Services > Domestic Violence Programs and Services

Domestic Violence Programs and Services (DVPS)

Hope Card Program
A Hope Card is a laminated card, similar in size and shape to a credit card, that contains all the essential information about a civil protective order in a durable, easy-to-read format.  It does NOT replace the existing protective order. Hope Cards are available only to holders of a final civil protective order issued in participating Virginia localities.  As of July 1, 2022, all district and circuit courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia participate in the Hope Card Program.

I-CAN! Virginia Program (Assistance with Protective Orders)
I-CAN! Virginia is a free online program that provides assistance with the preparation of court forms required to file for a protective order. I-CAN! Virginia is also available in Spanish. I-CAN! Virginia brochures, posters, and business cards are available by calling the Department of Judicial Services at (804) 786-6455.

Resources and Reference Materials