Protective Orders

A Protective Order can help keep you safe. However, an order is only one part of staying safe and may not be the safest option in every situation. If you have questions about other options to stay safe call:

 The Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 602-279-2900 or 800-782-6400

 

IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER CALL 911

There are several available civil options that can provide for the safety of victims of domestic assaults and their families, such as an Order of Protection, Injunction Against Harassment and Injunction Against Workplace Harassment. The type of relationship will determine the appropriate form and corresponding court order.

 These options can prohibit the abuser from contacting, attacking, striking, telephoning, or disturbing the peace of the victim; Force the abuser to move from a residence shared with the victim; order the abuser to stay away from the victim, his or her place of residence, and place of employment; order the abuser to attend counseling; and prohibit the abuser from purchasing a firearm. Orders of protection may also include a provision for the safety of children and others living in the home.

 azpoint

AZPOINT, the Arizona Protective Order Initiation and Notification Tool, 
has been designed to help you fill out a petition for an Order of Protection.
Through an interview in AZPOINT, you can quickly and accurately fill out the 
forms that are needed to request an Order of Protection at an Arizona court. 
An Order of Protection is a court order that is issued to stop a person from 
committing domestic violence or from contacting other people protected by the 
order. The portal will also help you figure out whether you (the plaintiff) and 
the person from whom you are seeking protection (the defendant) have a qualifying 
relationship for an Order of Protection. Your information will be saved in AZPOINT
 for up to 90 days. At any time during this 90-day period, you may take the next 
step of filing your petition at an Arizona court. Until you file your petition
 at a court, you will be able to return to AZPOINT to update your information if
 necessary. You are encouraged to speak to a victim advocate before you file your
 petition. An advocate can help you make a safety plan and give you more information
 about how an Order of Protection works and how it will be served on the defendant. 
For more information, click here to go to AZPOINT

 

You can File Completed Forms in ANY Arizona Court

Hearing request form 

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