Legal Information: Rhode Island

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
November 4, 2022

Who can get a sexual assault protective order?

You can file for a sexual assault restraining order if you are a victim of sexual assault, child molestation, or stalking. You do not need to have a family or household relationship with the abuser to qualify for the order.1 If the abuser is a former or current intimate partner, then you may qualify for a domestic violence restraining order instead.

1 RI Gen. Laws § 11-37.2-2(a)

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