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Forsyth County’s courthouse will be closed to the public for the next seven days after an employee tested positive for COVID-19, but Safe On Seven is still open and Family Services wants folks to understand that domestic violence protective orders are still available at the Forsyth County Detention Center.

In accordance with Senior Resident Superior Court Judge L. Todd Burke’s Order, 50B domestic violence complaints will be filed at the Criminal Magistrate’s Office (Forsyth County Detention Center, 201 North Church Street) beginning April 24, 2020 until the courthouse facilities reopen to the public.

Family Services advocates will continue to assist walk-in clients at Safe on Seven in navigating domestic violence protective order paperwork. Clients will then be referred to the Criminal Magistrate’s Office in order to file. Out of an abundance of caution, advocates will not accompany clients to the Criminal Magistrate’s Office, but will be available by phone to field any questions the magistrates may have.