Civil Protection Orders
As a victim of stalking, a sexual offense or domestic violence, you can seek a Protection Order which can order the person who hurt or threatened you to stay away. There are different kinds of protection orders depending on your relationship, age of the parties, or the actions of the perpetrator. You do not have to be married to the person and same sex partners can seek Protection Orders. If you are a teen, you can seek a Protection Order without your parent(s). There is more information about Protection Orders and links to the forms to complete to seek different Protection Orders at http://www.ohiolegalservices.org/public/domestic-violence/ohio_domestic_violence_resource_center/.