from CLEO / Steps to Justice:

There are 2 main types of protection orders people can use when they’re afraid someone is a threat to them or their children. These are:

  • restraining orders, and
  • peace bonds.

Protection orders can put limits on where a person can go, who they can communicate with, or both.

The type of protection order people choose depends on:

  • the relationship they have with the other person
  • how long they want the order to last
  • which court they go to

Not following the conditions in a protection order is a crime.

Learn about each type of protection order, what conditions they can contain, and where and how to apply for them: Understanding protection orders

It can take a long time to get a protection order. People might want to make a safety plan to help them stay safe.

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