What is an order of protection?

An Order of Protection is a document issued by a court to help protect you from harassment or abuse. The judge can set limits on your partner’s behavior.

You can get orders of protection in criminal court or civil court or both. FJC advocates can provide you with the information to make a wise choice about which court(s) to petition.

Seeking help, getting an order or protection, or deciding to leave only makes sense when it reduces the risk to you and your children.

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