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Victim Services Division

Protective Order

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 AVOICE Program at (888) 343-4414 or the Texas Advocacy Project at (512) 476-5386 or (888) 325-SAFE (7233) for assistance.

For more information, the Texas Family Code, Section 85.025(c) and the Code of Criminal Procedure art. 7A.07(c) requires the protective order be extended in certain circumstances.