CVIC may assist you in applying for emergency protective orders. We can help you address key points necessary to help strengthen your application and support you through the emotional process.
Domestic Violence Protection Order: If you have recently been a victim of domestic violence you may request a protection order, which is typically sought when someone has been physically harmed by their partner, including sexual assault. For this type of order, actual or imminent domestic violence is required. These orders do not have a specific time limit they can be granted for, however, typically orders are granted for 1-2 years. For more information, including how to file, please contact CVIC or visit: https://www.ndcourts.gov/legal-self-help/domestic-violence-protection-order.
Sexual Assault Restraining Order: If you have been sexually assaulted by an acquaintance or a stranger, this protective order may be appropriate. This type of order cannot be granted for more than 2 years and is intended for sexual assault cases where there is not a significant relationship with the offender. For more information, including how to file, please contact CVIC or visit: https://www.ndcourts.gov/legal-self-help/sexual-assault-restraining-order.
Disorderly Conduct Restraining Order: If you have experienced stalking, harassment, or other types of disorderly conduct, this protective order may be appropriate. In North Dakota, disorderly conduct is defined as intrusive or unwanted acts, words, or gestures intended to adversely affect the safety, security, or privacy of another person. This can include threats, screaming, yelling, etc. This type of order cannot be granted for more than 2 years. For more information, including how to file, please contact CVIC or visit: https://www.ndcourts.gov/legal-self-help/disorderly-conduct-restraining-order.
Please note: We will respond to your request within 2 business days. If you need immediate assistance with a protective order, please contact our office or call our 24-hour crisis line at 701-746-8900.