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At the Family Crisis Center, we understand the urgent need for protection when individuals face threatening circumstances. A Temporary Protection Order (TPO) is a vital legal tool that can offer immediate relief to victims of domestic violence, harassment, or other forms of abuse. In this section, we provide essential information about TPOs, the types available, and the steps to obtaining one.

What is a Temporary Protection Order (TPO)?

A Temporary Protection Order, often referred to as a TPO, is a court-issued document that provides immediate protection to individuals who are facing a real and present threat to their safety. It is a legal order that restricts an alleged abuser's ability to contact, approach, or harm the victim.

Types of TPOs

TPOs can vary depending on the situation and the specific threat. They may include:

Family Violence TPO

Designed to protect victims of domestic violence.

Harassment TPO

Offers protection against harassment and threats.

Stalking TPO

Aimed at preventing contact from individuals engaging in stalking behaviors.

General TPO

A broader order that can encompass various types of threats.

Basic Steps to Obtaining a TPO

  • 1

    Reach Out

    Contact our Family Crisis Center to speak with our legal advocates. They are here to guide you through the process.

  • 2

    Paperwork Assistance

    Our dedicated legal advocates will assist you with completing and filing the necessary court paperwork.

  • 3

    Accompaniment to Court

    You don't have to face this challenging process alone. We stand by your side and accompany you to court, providing the support and guidance you need on your day in court.

Your Safety is Our Priority

Our mission is to ensure your safety and well-being. We're here to support you through the TPO process, advocating for your rights and helping you navigate the legal system. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you need assistance in obtaining a Temporary Protection Order or if you have any questions. Your safety is our priority, and we are here to help you every step of the way.