If you are a partner or family member, you are eligible for an Order of Protection:
If you have been physically hurt or afraid you are about to be physically hurt by your partner or family member
The offenses, which qualify, include assaults, including what was formerly called domestic abuse, intimidation, endangerment, arson, unlawful restraint, and kidnapping
If you are not a partner or family member, you are eligible for an Order of Protection:
A victim of assault as defined in 45-5-201, aggravated assault as defined in 45-5-202, assault on a minor as defined in 45-5-212, stalking as defined in 45-5-220, incest as defined in 45-5-507, sexual assault as defined in 45-5-502, sexual intercourse without consent as defined in 45-5-503, sexual abuse of children as defined in 45-5-625, or human trafficking as defined in 45-5-701
A partner or family member of a victim of homicide will qualify. There is no requirement that the incident has to be reported to law enforcement
If you are a minor, your parent or guardian, or other representative may file a petition for a Temporary Order of Protection on your behalf against the Respondent.The Court may appoint a guardian ad litem for a minor Petitioner.Adults, however, need to each apply individually for their own Order of Protection.
For More Information, please read the Order of Protection Sheet Below: