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 you back home to get belongings;
- if there is probable cause to believe that weapons were used, taking those weapons;
- telling you about your right to an order of protection; and
- telling you about the importance of saving evidence, such as damaged clothing or property and taking photographs of injuries or damage.
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 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, ...
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 ...
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.
What Counties does Speak Out Illinois Serve/Cover?
Speak Out Illinois LLC covers Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Fulton, Livingston, McLean, Sangamon, LaSalle, Stark and Champaign Counties in the State of Illinois. ** Crisis Response Services are available only for Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford Counties ...