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FAQ - Domestic Violence and Harassment

Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

What is the difference between a restraining order and a protective order?

A restraining order is the same as a Protective Order - a court order that prohibits a specific person from coming near an individual, home, workplace, or other location listed in the document. In Arizona, the law and courts use the language "Protective Order" or "Order of Protection" on documents, and during the court hearing. Other states may call them restraining orders, protection from abuse orders, or a similar name.

To apply for an order of protection online visit AZPOINT

•    Criminal harassment A.R.S. § 13-2921
•    Injunction against harassment A.R.S. § 12-1809
•    Injunction against harassment Forms
•    Injunction against workplace harassment A.R.S. § 12-1810
•    Protective order forms (English & Spanish)