Petition for Protection from Abuse
This website provides information for victims of domestic violence or abuse to
assist them in understanding the Protection From Abuse Act, the remedies provided by it and the
procedure for securing a court order for protection. It also includes limitations of the justice
system in providing protection along with actions that victims of domestic violence or abuse
must take to ensure their safety.
REQUESTING A COURT ORDER
The Alabama State Victim Notification Service (AlaVINE) is a service through
which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for
information regarding their offender’s custody status and register to receive
telephone and e-mail notification when the offender’s custody status changes.
This service is brought to you by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the
Alabama Attorney General’s Office and the Alabama Criminal Justice Information
Center. The VINE toll-free number for AlaVINE is: 1-877-846-3425. Please visit
the website below to search for offender custody information or register to
automatically receive offender status information: