Illinois Protection OrdersThe IDVA, or the Illinois Domestic Violence Act is a law that deals specifically with families and household members. If a child is being abused by a family member, then according to the IDVA, a judge can order and forbid that family member from further abusive behavior by granting what’s known as an Order of Protection.
An Order of Protection can be filed before a circuit court judge in any courthouse. An Order of Protection can also be brought to a criminal or civil court. If you need any assistance in filing or finding information about an Order of Protection, please contact your local sheriff, police, domestic violence program, or the Clerk of Court in your area.
There are three types of an Order of Protection available:
Why seek an Order of Protection?Domestic Violence is defined as when a family or household member uses physical or mental maltreatment towards another family or household member. The IDVA defines abuse as:
A household or family member is defined by the IDVA as:
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