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April 8, 2020

What is the Louisiana Protective Order Registry?

The Louisiana Protective Order Registry (LPOR) was set up by the Supreme Court of Louisiana for the purpose of enhancing court-ordered protections for victims of domestic abuse, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault (and their children), and to aid law enforcement, prosecutors, and the courts in handling cases involving intimate partner violence. The LPOR is a database of court orders, including:

  • temporary restraining orders;
  • long-term protective orders;
  • preliminary injunctions;
  • permanent injunctions;
  • court-approved consent agreements; and
  • criminal stay away orders such as peace bonds, bail restrictions, sentencing orders, or probation conditions.1

Police and other law enforcement agencies anywhere in the state can find out about an order by checking a computerized registry of orders.1

1 LA R.S. 46:2136.2