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What is a TemporaryProtection Order (TPO)?

Written by Tana Carpenter. Posted in Resource Center

After a crime has occurred,
and any time during the
criminal case, the victim
can request a TPO through
the criminal court. This is
a temporary order that lasts
until the criminal case is over,
to prohibit actions such as:
• Contacting the victim by phone, mail,
email or another person.
• Being near the victim, regardless of location.
• Living in the residence shared with the victim.
• Shutting off utilities.
A TPO may sometimes include children (if they were injured
or involved).

What is a TemporaryProtection Order (TPO)?

After a crime has occurred, and any time during the criminal case, the victim can request a TPO through the criminal court. This is a temporary order that lasts until the criminal case is over, to prohibit actions such as:

  • Contacting the victim by phone, mail,email or another person.
  • Being near the victim, regardless of location.
  • Living in the residence shared with the victim.
  • Shutting off utilities.A TPO may sometimes include children (if they were injured or involved).

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