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How do I obtain an order of protection?
To obtain an order of protection, contact your local district attorney or prosecutor's office. A restraining or stay-away order is a legal protection that prohibits contact or interference with activities or mobility. Additional information on orders of protection is available in the
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
Enforcement of Protective Orders
. Also see the Office of Justice Programs
Family Violence Special Feature
for additional resources.
December 28, 2015
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