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Know the Laws: District of Columbia

UPDATED October 28, 2013

A restraining order or protective order is a legal order issued by a state court which requires one person to stop harming another.  In the District of Columbia, these orders are known as civil protection orders.

WomensLaw.org would like to thank Women Empowered Against Violence, Inc. (WEAVE) and the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia for helping us with this information.

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