Orders of Protection
An Order of Protection is a court order that tells the person who is abusing you to stop the abuse. It can also tell the person to stop contacting you, to leave a home that you share, to stay away from your children, or a number of other things that might help keep you safe.
Our Order of Protection Clinic provides help filing for Orders of Protection most days that the court is in session. Our staff and volunteers can discuss whether an Order of Protection may keep you safer, and help you prepare and file your case. We can also assist with preparing paperwork remotely, and facilitate a remote hearing for an Emergency Order of Protection.
How to get help
If you need an Emergency Order of Protection:
- You can come to the Domestic Violence Courthouse, Monday through Friday, beginning at 8:30 a.m. If our clinic is open and accepting clients, you may be directed there for assistance. You might also be able to receive help from another organization, or to file paperwork on your own, OR
- You can also call our team at 312-239-0413 if you want help preparing and filing paperwork remotely. Our staff has limited availability Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to help filing for a remote Order of Protection.