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Know the Laws: Illinois

UPDATED September 19, 2017

Civil No Contact Orders (for Victims of Sexual Assault)

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This civil order provides protection from an abuser if you are the victim of sexual assault, even if you do not have a relationship with the abuser.

Who is eligible for a civil no contact order

back to topWho can get a civil no contact order?

Under Illinois law, you may be eligible for a civil no contact order if you are the victim of one or more incidents of non-consensual sexual conduct or non-consensual sexual penetration.  A no contact order can also be filed on behalf of a minor child or on behalf of an adult who is a victim of non-consensual sexual conduct or penetration but cannot file on his/her own because of age, disability, health, or inaccessibility.*

Your civil no contact order can also protect your family or household members and any rape crisis center advocate who is assisting you.**

* 740 ILCS 22/201(b)
** 740 ILCS 22/201(a)

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back to topCan a minor file for a civil no contact order? And can I get an order against a minor?

Yes.  You can file for a civil no contact order if you are a minor or a parent/guardian can file on behalf of a minor.  Also, if the person who abused you is a minor, you can file for an order against a minor.*

* 740 ILCS 22/213(a)

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