Legal Information

Nebraska Statutes Book

The Nebraska Statutes Book is current through December 31, 2012. The laws in this guide may change through legislative or court actions. The information contained should be considered general information and you should check with an attorney to make sure that the laws have not changed and are applicable to your situation.

Nebraska Protection Order Bench Guide

The Nebraska Protection Order Bench Guide is designed to serve as a guide for judges handling the most common type of legal protection available for victims of domestic abuse:  domestic abuse protection orders under the Protection from Domestic Abuse Act.

Nebraska Resources

This is a collection of Nebraska resources that are relevant to legal issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking.

Federal Domestic Violence Laws and Enforcement of the Laws

Find out more about the federal laws including: The Violence Against Women Act, Firearms Offenses, and other relevant statutes.

National Resources

These related websites are a collection of other national resources that provide helpful information regarding the legal issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking.

Criminal Justice System

Learn about the sequence of events in the criminal justice system with this flow chart.


Public Policy

The Coalition works in partnership with the local network of domestic violence/sexual assault programs as well as state and national organizations to develop policies and procedures that lead to appropriate responses to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking and provide a unified voice on public policy issues. The Coalition coordinates a public policy committee comprised of Coalition staff, representatives from local domestic violence/sexual assault programs and allied organizations.

Please contact the Coalition for more information about the Coalition’s public policy efforts.

For information on a national level, visit these websites.
-National Network to End Domestic Violence, www.nnedv.org
-National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, www.endsexualviolence.org