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Protection from Abuse (PFA) orders and/or Protection from Stalking
(PFS) orders are designed to protect individuals who are being
victimized by either their significant others or by known stalkers.
While these orders are not specifically restraining orders, they are
designed to limit the contact between the victims and their abusers
or stalkers. The abuse/stalking process is designed to provide quick
and immediate protection. However, the process may require time,
expertise, or more than one hearing. If you have questions, you
should seek help from an attorney or victim services advocate. The
Kansas Crisis Hotline (1-888-363-2287) or Kansas Legal Services
(1-800-723-6953) may be able to help you find an attorney or
At the bottom of this article are the links to the appropriate PFA
and PFS forms. These are the basic forms and they do not cover every
situation. Keep in mind that the Clerk of the District Court cannot
help you with these forms and also cannot give legal advice to you
or tell information about the protection order process.
In order to complete these forms, a trip to the Sedgwick County
Courthouse at 525 N. Main in Wichita must be accomplished. There you
will need to go to Room 134 (Family Court Services) where a court
representative will assist you with this procedure. Hours of
operations are as indicated below:
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to
4:30 p.m. with the exception of holidays. These are the only hours
that judges are available to sign required paperwork.
You can contact the PFA Office at 316-660-5290.
Things to consider prior to going to the courthouse:
Bring a copy of all or any case numbers
assigned by your local police department
Bring defendant (the person you need the
protection order against) information to include as much
personal information about the individual as possible. This may
It is highly recommended that you carefully read the
PFA or PFS paperwork to ensure that you meet the requirements and complete the
paperwork accurately so as to save both yourself and the court staff time.
The following links give in depth information about both types
of protection orders:
How Does the Protection Order Process Work
Protection from Abuse Forms
Protection from Stalking Forms
Learn more information about domestic violence
Service Packet Information
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