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Updated: 
March 26, 2018

Who is eligible for an order for protection against sexual assault?

You may file a petition for an order for protection against sexual assault if someone has committed a sexual assault against you.1  The abuser may be someone in your family (like a husband or relative), or may be someone unrelated to you (like a neighbor or co-worker).

You must be at least 18 years old to apply for an order for protection against sexual assault.  If you are under 18 and in need of protection, you need to have an adult apply for the protection order on your behalf.2

1 See N.R.S. § 200.378(1)
2 See the information on the Clark County Courts website