Legal Information: Illinois

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
September 19, 2017

Who 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)