Idaho Hope Card Program

The Idaho Hope Card Program allows anyone with a valid, long-term (12 months or more) order of protection to request a card that summarizes the order's most important details.

The Idaho Hope Card Program is a statewide program that was made possible by a collaborative effort of the Idaho Sheriff's Association and the Idaho Office of the Attorney General.

Idaho Hope Card Information

The Hope Card is a laminated card, similar in size and shape to a credit card. It contains essential information about a valid civil protection order in a durable, easy-to-read format, such as:

  • identifying characteristics of the person being ordered to "stay away,";
  • a color photograph when available;
  • issue date of the order;
  • expiration date of the order;
  • and terms of the order.

The Hope Card provides law enforcement with critical information regarding an order of protection. In case of a potential violation of an order, a law enforcement officer can refer to the Hope Card for more information.

A Hope Card is not a substitute for an order of protection. It is simply a more durable means of providing pertinent information from the existing order. Law Enforcement must verify the order by calling their local dispatch.

How much does a Hope Card Cost?

Hope Cards are free. They are available for individuals protected by the order. You may request more than one card per protected individual. For example, you may wish to provide one to your child's school as well as the child's after school care program.

Who Can Get a Hope Card?

Hope Cards are only available for long-term (12 months or more) civil protection order holders. Hope Cards are not issued for temporary protection orders, for 14 day protection orders, or for "no contact" orders in a criminal case.

For more information on how to file for a protection order, visit the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assitance's website.

Request an Idaho Hope Card

If you already have a long-term (12 months or more) civil protection order, you may request a Hope Card here.

Additional Information

You can visit our FAQ page for more information. Or contact us at:

Office of the Attorney General
Idaho Hope Card Administrator
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
Phone: (208) 334-4547
Toll-free: (888) 334-4547
Fax: (208) 854-8074

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