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Domestic Violence: Lindon City Resource Guide

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic Violence means any criminal offense involving violence or physical harm or threat of violence or physical harm, or any attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit a criminal offense involving violence or physical harm, when committed by one cohabitant against another.


Available Resources

  • Utah Office For Victims of Crime
The Crime Victim Reparations Program provides financial assistance to victims who have experienced financial loss, physical injuries, or emotional trauma as a result of criminal activity. Expenses such as medical and dental care, counseling, funeral expenses, child care, etc. may be covered.

350 East 500 South, Suite 200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
(801) 238-2360


  • The Refuge Utah
The Refuge Utah offers a variety of victim resources including an emergency shelter for individuals fleeing domestic violence, support classes, after-care programs, sexual assault therapy, and hospital response advocates.

1433 East 840 N
Orem, Utah 84097
(801) 227-5038


  • Family Haven
Family Haven provides services to families to prevent and recover from child/family abuse and trauma. This program offers a free 24/7 nursery, parenting courses, and therapy dedicated to family relations.

1255 North 1200 W.
Orem, Utah 84057
(801) 229-1181


Victim Information Notification (Utah VINE Service)

VINE is Utah's victim notification system. It provides information regarding the custody status of offenders in Utah prisons and jails.



Protective Order Information

Protective orders are issued by the court designed to provide protection to victims of domestic violence by preventing the abuser from having contact with the victim in any way.

  • A no contact order is issued to a defendant before they are allowed to leave jail on bail. This order is in place until the defendant's court date.
  • A criminal protective order may be issued by the court if deemed necessary for the safety of the victim. The order is temporary and is valid throughout the length of the criminal case.
  • An ex parte or temporary protective order can be issued in certain instances via request of the victim. It is effective once the abuser is served and remains valid until the mandatory court hearing.
  • A civil protective order can be issued during the court hearing. This order must be applied for by the victim. It can protect certain addresses as well as contact with the victim.

For further questions regarding protective orders, contact the Lindon Police Department or the Orem Victim Assistance Office.


Criminal Justice Information During a Domestic Violence Case

Investigation: Officers will respond and investigate reports of criminal activity and domestic violence. A police report is completed for each incident.

Charges Filed: After investigation, a defendant can be charged and/or physically arrested.

Summons/Bail: If charges were referred or the defendant is given a citation, they can be ordered to appear in court. If the defendant was physically arrested, they will be taken to jail where bail will be determined. If bail is posted, the defendant will be released and given a court date. A no contact jail release agreement must be signed.

First Appearance/Arraignment: The defendant will be required to appear before a judge. At this time, the no contact order will expire and the court will assess the necessity of a criminal protective order. During this appearance, the defendant will enter a plea:

*Guilty Plea - Defendant may be sentenced then or at a later date.

*Not Guilty Plea - Defendant will be given another court date for a pre-trial hearing.