DVAC increases efforts to aid domestic violence victims

Temporary restraining order packets are available at Waimea’s South Kohala District Courthouse, police station or online and can now be dropped off at the courthouse instead of going to Kona to file. (LANDRY FULLER/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)

Domestic violence victims can use an emergency phone outside Waimea’s police station 24/7 that connects to the dispatch. (LANDRY FULLER/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)

WAIMEA — Between July 2016 and June 2017, 84 temporary restraining orders (TRO) were filed in family court in South Kohala alone.