Orders of Protection
What is an Order of Protection?
An Order of Protection is a written court order, signed by a judge, prohibits a household or family member from abusing another household or family member. Abuse usually means physical violence like slapping, punching, shoving, hitting, grabbing, kicking, choking, and pushing. It can also mean threatening to be violent, harassing someone (making a disturbance where you work, hiding your child from you, repeatedly threatening to take your child, making repeated phone calls, or threatening to confine you), intimidating someone (scaring them or making them watch while someone else is abused), or preventing another adult from going and coming as they please, or following and watching you.
For more information or if you need an order of protection please call a legal advocate at 815/756-5228.