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January 23, 2024

Orders of Protection

An order of protection is a civil order that provides protection for any of the following people:

  1. victims of domestic violence;
  2. a high-risk adult with disabilities who is abused, neglected, or exploited by a family or household member;
  3. a person living or employed at a private home or public shelter that houses an abused family or household member;
  4. any of the following people if they are abused by the family or household member of a child:
    • a foster parent of that child;
    • a legally-appointed guardian or legally-appointed custodian of that child;
    • an adoptive parent of that child; or
    • a prospective adoptive parent of that child.

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