Victim Services Division
A protective order is a court order that can make someone who has hurt an adult or teenager keep away from that person's home, school or place of work. A minor can ask for a protective order against a partner, parent or household member who is physically hurting of threatening him/her. Victims of family violence, sexual assault, stalking and trafficking may seek protective orders.
If an offender is sent to prison and was the subject of a protective order, the protective order may be extended. Please contact the Texas Legal Service Center's Crime Victim's Program at (844) 303-7233 (SAFE) or the Texas Advocacy Project at (800) 374-4673 (HOPE) for assistance.