Domestic Violence Order of Protection

Who is eligible for these protections?

Family or household members who:

  • are related by blood, or by current or former marriage to the offender;
  • share or shared a common home with the offender;
  • have or allegedly have a child in common with the the offender;
  • have or allegedly have a child in common with the offender;
  • share or allegedly share a blood relationship to the offender through a child;
  • have or had a dating relationship or engagement with the offender; or
  • are high risk adults with disabilities abused by a family member or caregiver.

Remedies and Protections

The judge can grant up to 18 remedies, from prohibiting further abuse to ordering the offender to stay away, revoking a FOID card, protecting property and pets, requiring financial support, providing temporary care of children, and ordering exclusive possession of the home.

Violations

The first violation of a Domestic Violence Order of Protection is a Class A misdemeanor.  A subsequent violation or a violation following other domestic conviction is a Class 4 felony.

HOPE of East Central Illinois is available to help acquire these.