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November 24, 2021

Can I get a protection order if I'm a minor? What if the abuser is a minor?

A minor can get a stalking or sexually oriented offense protection order against an adult or minor who committed a sexually oriented offense or stalking. However, the person who files for the order would be the minor’s parent or adult household member or another adult who is not related to the minor, known as a “next friend.”1

1 Ohio Rev. Code § 2903.214(C)

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