What is an Order of Protection?
An order of protection is a court order which restricts an abuser and only is available to family or household members. An order of protection may:
- prohibit abuser from continuing threats and abuse (abuse includes physical abuse, harassment, intimidation, interference with personal liberty, or willful deprivation.
- bar abuser from shared residence or bar abuser while using drugs or alcohol;
- order abuser to stay away from you and other persons protected by the order and/or bar abuser from your work, school, or other specific locations;
- require abuser to attend counseling;
- prohibit abuser from hiding a child from you or taking a child out of state;
- require abuser to appear in court or bring a child to court;
- give you temporary physical possession of children or give you temporary legal custody;
- specify visitation rights (if and when visitation is awarded);
- bar abuser from accessing child's records;
- give you certain personal property and require abuser to turn it over, or bar abuser from damaging, destroying or selling certain personal property;
- require abuser to pay you support for minor children living with you, require abuser to pay you for losses suffered from the abuse, require abuser to pay for your or your children's shelter or counseling services
- require abuser to turn weapons over to local law enforcement, if there is danger of illegal use against you;
- prohibit abuser from other actions; or to protect you, require abuser to take other actions.
What is the Criminal Offense for Violating an Order of Protection?
Violating an order of protection is a Class A misdemeanor, and the abuser could go to jail for up to 364 days and pay a $25 fine. A second violation of an order of protection (or a violation after conviction of a serious crime against a family or ...
3 Types of Orders of Protection
Emergency Order of Protection An Emergency Order of Protection is a court order that protects its holder - called the petitioner- from harm by a person named in the order - called the respondent. An EOP takes effect as soon as the judge approves it. ...
What should Law Enforcements Response be to Violations of Orders of Protection?
Law enforcement officers should try to prevent further abuse by: arresting the abuser when appropriate and completing a police report; driving you to a medical facility, shelter or safe place or arranging for transportation to a safe place; taking ...
What is a Stalking No Contact Order?
A Stalking No Contact Order (SNCO), issued by a judge, stops one person from "stalking" another. But when can you ask a judge for an SNCO? Stalking is when one person (the "stalker") repeatedly contacts, communicates with, or follows another person ...
What Crisis Services does Speak Out Illinois Provide?
Our Agents are trained to Provide Resources within the Community. We provide Safety Planning, Emotional Support, Assist with Orders of Protection (If Available), Process Referrals, Dispatch Emergency Services and More.