What is a Protective Order?
A protective order is a court order that tells the person who has hurt you or has threatened to hurt you to stop. It can also tell that person not to contact you and your family or household members. The order can also tell the abusive person not to go where you live or work.
There is no fee for filing a family abuse protective order.
Where do I go to get a Protection Order?
If you are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1. A law enforcement officer can assist you with obtaining an emergency protection order.
I-CAN! Virginia’s Online Forms for Protective Orders
I-CAN! Virginia is a free online program that provides assistance with the preparation of court forms required to file for a protective order. I-CAN! Virginia is also available in Spanish.