A Victim/Petitioner applies for an Order of Protection at the appropriate County Courthouse. There are three ways to obtain an Order of Protection:
- Criminal Court
- Civil Court in an action by itself
- Civil Court in connection with a divorce, child support, parentage or other civil case
If a Victim/Petitioner is seeking an order of protection on their own (option #3) she/he may be eligible for support and assistance from the following agencies at no charge (You may also contact one of the resources to help you with the forms and process), view a list of Order of Protection resources.