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Restraining Orders

What is a Restraining Order?

A restraining order is a Court Order intended to protect you from further harm from someone who has hurt you, to keep an abuser away from you or from harassing you or to keep the abuser from the scene of the violence, which may include your home, place of work or apartment. It is a civil order, and it does not give the defendant (the abuser) a criminal record.

For more information on restraining orders, please visit: http://www.state.nj.us/dca/dow/publications.shtml. For out-of-state restraining orders, go to http://www.nj.gov/lps/dcj/agguide/9dvout0.pdf.

Information provided by the New Jersey Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline and distributed by the Office on the Prevention of Violence Against Women.

Mercer County

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault 24 Hour Hotline

(609) 394-9000

New Jersey Statewide

Domestic Violence 24 Hour Hotline

(800) 572-SAFE (7233)

For callers with hearing or speech impairments:

(TTY) 888-252-SAFE (7233)

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