Domestic Violence Section

Operation Save

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911.

Operation Save: Survivors and Victims Empowered Domestic Violence Section, has been tasked with providing personalized assistance to victims of domestic violence, both on the scene and after, and coordinating the service of all court orders pertaining to domestic violence.

Our goal is to help lessen the impact the crime has on victims. Because domestic violence is a serious offense and affects so many victims every year, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office has created this endeavor to help stop the violence. It is important that victims understand the process that follows a 9-1-1 call in a domestic violence situation and what can be expected from the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.

For more information on the APSO’s SAVE team, please contact us at (225) 621-8364, Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm. After hours, contact 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency or (225) 621-8300, option 1 (available 24 hours).

Domestic Violence Resources

IRIS Domestic Violence Center (IRIS)
24-hour outline: 1-800-541-9706

IRIS provides a 24 Hour Domestic Violence Response Hotline, emergency shelter, counseling, advocacy, legal services, education and training and a wide range of support services to survivors of domestic violence and their children. Services are provided throughout the Capital Area and include outreach offices in Gonzales, Plaquemine, and Port Allen.

Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCADV)

The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence is the federally designated statewide coalition of shelters, non-residential programs and individuals working to end domestic violence in Louisiana. Our programs serve people from everywhere in Louisiana and who come from all backgrounds. We oppose violence as a means of control over others and support equality in relationships.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is the voice of victims and survivors. We are the catalyst for changing society to have zero tolerance for domestic violence. We do this by effecting public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive that change.

National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)

NNEDV works to make domestic violence a national priority; change the way communities respond to domestic violence; and strengthen efforts against intimate partner violence at every level of government. Our signature programs include:

  • Empowering domestic violence survivors to lead independent lives free from abuse
  • Supporting the 56 statewide and territorial coalitions against domestic and sexual violence
  • Advancing economic empowerment and financial literacy for domestic violence survivors and their allies
  • Improving high-profile media coverage of domestic violence cases
  • Educating survivors and their allies about safe technological practices and how batterers misuse technology to further abuse
  • Building the capacity of local and statewide coalitions against domestic and sexual violence
  • Providing state-specific legal information for domestic violence survivors
  • Promoting federal legislation that effectively holds perpetrators accountable and strengthens services for survivors and their children

Louisiana Protective Order Registry (LPOR)

The Louisiana Protective Order Registry (LPOR) is a statewide repository of court orders issued to prohibit domestic abuse, dating violence, and stalking. The registry was established by legislative act (La. R.S. 46:2136.2) in 1997, for the purpose of enhancing court-ordered protections for victims and their minor children, and to aid law enforcement, prosecutors and the courts in handling cases involving intimate partner violence. LPOR is not a public access database.