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Dating Violence

Louisiana Laws

Given that dating violence can be comprised of various crimes (e.g., assault, battery, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, stalking) to provide a list of all the associated laws related to dating violence is beyond the scope of this website. Some of the Louisiana laws pertaining to these crimes can be found in the different sections on the OVPSS website. At present, a link to the Louisiana statute on Domestic Abuse Battery is posted below:

In the following legal resources section, you may help you find the answers to your questions about the justice system, Louisiana laws, and your rights as a victim of crime. If you have questions regarding Louisiana law we can help connect you to the appropriate legal resource or service.

If you believe or suspect you may be a victim of dating violence, you can contact any of the service providers listed in the resources section or the Tulane Office of Violence Prevention & Support Services (504) 314-2161 to discuss your situation, and determine if you would like to pursue a criminal justice remedy.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The Office of Violence Prevention & Support Services does not provide legal advice, and nothing on this site constitutes legal advice. However, we can assist you in accessing legal services.


Legal Resources

Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice

Louisiana District Attorney’s Association (LDAA)

The LDAA is committed to helping victims of crime receive all the services provided by the law.
(225) 340-0171

Louisiana Protective Order Registry

New Orleans Family Justice Center
(504) 592-4005

New Orleans Police Department and the NOPD Assistance for Victims of Crime Brochure

Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office
Victim/Witness Division
(504) 822-2414

Project SAVE
Project SAVE provides free, emergency legal representation to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in Orleans Parish. Staff attorneys help with legal orders to keep survivors safe and to protect their legal rights. Legal services may include temporary restraining and protection orders, temporary child support, custody, and use of property.
(504) 310-6873

The United States Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of Louisiana

Tulane University Police Department – Uptown Campus
TUPD Victim’s Resources: (504) 865-5381


Other online legal resources

Love Is Respect
A comprehensive resource on the web where teen and young adults can learn about domestic and dating violence, as well as their legal rights and options.

Includes information on staying safe, knowing the laws, preparing for court, where to find help, how to help others, and how to choose a lawyer. Also includes Louisiana state statutes.

Division of Student Affairs, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-314-2188