Orders of Protection
Turning Point, Inc. offers legal advocates to provide assistance to those who need help filing an emergency order of protection. Our legal advocates are also happy to provide referrals to legal resources, both in the courthouse and in the community, as well as referrals to private attorneys. No advocate employed by Turning Point, Inc. is a licensed attorney, and therefore, no one at Turning Point. Inc. can provide legal advice.
What is an Order of Protection?
An order of protection is a complete no-contact, stay away order that can be granted to a victim of domestic violence who may be experiencing physical abuse, threats of physical abuse, or harassment.
An order of protection can also remove an abuser from a shared home, deal with shared property issues, and remove a victim’s phone number from an abuser’s control.
How do I get an Order of Protection?
To obtain an order of protection, please call (815) 338-8081. Turning Point, Inc. legal advocates can ensure that a victim’s paperwork is properly prepared so that they have the best chance of having their order granted to them. For assistance with an emergency order of protection, please plan on spending at least two hours at the courthouse. For more information, call our helpline at (815) 338-8081 or view our Programs Guide, and go to page 19.
Orders of protection do not guarantee your safety. You must take extra precautions to keep yourself safe. If you are in immediate danger call 911 right away.