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CIVIL PROTECTION ORDERS (ASL)

Written by Amy Smith. Posted in Domestic Violence and Law

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As a victim of domestic violence, sexual
violence, or stalking, you can ask for
protection order to tell the abuser to
stay away. You can get different kinds
of protection orders depending on:
1) Relationship
• Married, not married (straight or LGBT)
• Family, friends, co-workers, neighbors
2) Ages of you and the abuser/stalker

 

As a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence, or stalking, you can ask for protection order to tell the abuser to stay away. You can get different kinds of protection orders depending on:

  • Relationship
    • Married, not married (straight or LGBT)
    • Family, friends, co-workers, neighbors
  • Ages of you and the abuser/stalker
  • Actions of the abuser/stalker
    • Follow you without permission
    • Bother you with VP calls/text/emails
    • Hurt you or threat to hurt you

If you are a teenager (13 to 17), you can get 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/.