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Domestic Abuse Resources

The recently enacted "Laura's Law" requires Arkansas police officers responding to domestic violence incidents to ask victims a set of questions to evaluate their risk of being killed by abuse, such as whether the offender has ever used a weapon against the victim or controls most of the victim's daily activities. The assessment aims to help identify victims in severe danger needing intervention. Police will also present victims with a "Laura's Card," a document listing their rights and contact information for local prosecutors and shelters. 

Local Resources Include:

Agency NameAddressPhone Number
Peace at Home Family ShelterFayetteville, AR1-877-422-9811
NWA Women's (and Men's) ShelterRogers, AR1-800-775-9011
479-246-9999
NWA Center for Sexual Assault (formerly NWA Rape Crisis)2367 N. Green Acres Rd., Suite 1
Fayetteville, AR 72703
479-445-6448
1-800-794-4175
Ozark Guidance Center
(Counseling/Substance Abuse
2508 SE 20th Street
Bentonville, AR 72712
479-273-9088
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
Children's Advocacy CenterBenton County, AR479-621-0385
NWA Children's ShelterBentonville, AR479-795-2417

 

Laura's Card - English
Laura's Card - Spanish

For more information on Domestic Violence.