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An Order of Protection is a court order that requires a person who has committed domestic abuse to stay away from those they have abused.

To request an Order of Protection, you can find a petition on your county clerk's website or at Legal Aid Online. To request an Order of Protection in Cook County, please contact the Circuit Court of Cook County.

If you are a victim of sexual assault, your local rape crisis center can help you with filing the petition. If you are not a victim of sexual assault but have been abused by a partner, family, member, or member of your household, you can request assistance from your local domestic violence advocacy agency.

The Law

Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986

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ICASA member rape crisis centers are located across Illinois and provide services to approximately 98% of the state's population.

Contact with an ICASA center is completely confidential.

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