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Restraining Orders

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November 27, 2023

Domestic Violence Protective Orders (includes sexual assault committed by anyone)

A domestic violence protective order is a civil order that protects: a victim of domestic abuse; a victim of recent sexual assault or attempted sexual assault committed by anyone; a vulnerable adult from abuse by any person regardless of their relationship; or a child who is sexually abused by anyone or physically or mentally injured by a parent, family/household member, caretaker, or others.