What is a protective order?

A protective order is a document issued by a magistrate or a court to help you protect yourself, your children and other family or household members from someone who is hurting you or causing you fear. Learn more about protective orders.

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1. What is domestic violence?
2. What is a protective order?
3. What is a safety plan?
4. Can a member of the Chesterfield Domestic and Sexual Violence Resource Center speak to my organization?
5. Why do victims stay?
6. Can an abuser change?
7. Are the Chesterfield Domestic and Sexual Violence Resource Center and the Chesterfield Domestic Violence Task Force, Inc. the same organization?
8. What is the difference between the Chesterfield Domestic and Sexual Violence Resource Center and the Chesterfield Victim/Witness Assistance?
9. Does the Domestic and Sexual Violence Resource Center accept financial donations?