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Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
November 13, 2017

Domestic Violence Protective Orders

A domestic violence protective order is a civil order that protects: a victim of domestic abuse from harm by someone with whom s/he has a specific relationship; a vulnerable adult from abuse by any person regardless of their relationship; or a child who is sexually abused (by anyone) or physically or mentally injured by a parent, family/household member, caretaker or others.