Getting a Protection Order
What can I do to protect myself from my ex-partner (or other people) once I leave prison?
First, remember that all assaults and threats of violence are crimes. If you are being threatened you can make a complaint to the police.
You can also apply for a Protection Order through the Family Court.
What is a Protection Order?
A Protection Order is a Family Court order requiring an ex (or another person who you have been in a close relationship with and who has been violent to you) to stop the violence and stop contacting you.
Can I get a Protection Order while I am in prison?
Yes, you can find a family lawyer and apply for legal aid for them to help you to apply for a Protection Order before leaving prison.
Can I get a Protection Order for my children?
Yes, if you are concerned that a child is in danger from their caregiver, you can apply for a Protection Order to stop the caregiver from having contact with the child.
You can find a family lawyer and apply for legal aid for them to help you to apply for a Protection Order.