Virginia's Judicial System

Domestic Violence Programs and Services

Assistance with Protective Orders (I-CAN! Virginia)
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 Planning at 804-786-8902.

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. 

  • Participating Courts
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Frequently Asked Questions (Spanish)
  • Application/Request Form
  • Application/Request Form (Spanish)

Resources and Reference Materials