If you are a partner or family member, you are eligible for an Order of Protection:
If you have been physically hurt or afraid you are about to be physically hurt by your partner or family member
The offenses, which qualify, include assaults, including what was formerly called domestic abuse, intimidation, endangerment, arson, unlawful restraint, and kidnapping
If you are not a partner or family member, you are eligible for an Order of Protection:
Only if you are a victim of stalking, aggravated assault, assault on a minor, incest, sexual assault, or sexual intercourse without consent
A partner or family member of a victim of homicide will qualify.There is no requirement that the incident has to be reported to law enforcement
If you are a minor, your parent or guardian, or other representative may file a petition for a Temporary Order of Protection on your behalf against the Respondent.The Court may appoint a guardian ad litem for a minor Petitioner.Adults, however, need to each apply individually for their own Order of Protection.
For More Information, please read the Order of Protection Sheet Below: