Alexandra House

Overview


The Blaine Police Department is proud to partner with the locally based Alexandra House, whose goal is to end violence for women, families and communities. The Alexandra House provides numerous area of support related to domestic violence.

Order for Protection Project


Purpose


In January 2002, Alexandra House began the Order for Protection (OFP) Project, which provides free legal representation to victims of domestic violence in Anoka County seeking Orders for Protection and Harassment Restraining Orders. Orders for Protection are court orders designed to protect victims of domestic violence from their abusers.


Referral Sources


People are referred to the OFP Project from a variety of sources, including:
  • County social services
  • Family court
  • Law enforcement personnel
  • Victim witness and others

Process


Those involved with the OFP Project are able to work with an attorney who guides them through the process. Additionally, Alexandra House advocates assist in preparing them for court, accompany them to hearings and work closely with the OFP Project attorney at every stage of the process.

The OFP Project Attorney also conducts "Family Law Information Sessions" on the second Tuesday of each month. These sessions are designed to educate victims of domestic violence on:
  • Child support
  • Custody
  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Protection orders
  • Visitation