Frequently Asked Questions - Domestic Violence and Harassment

What is the difference between a restraining order and a protective order?

A restraining order is simply another term for an order of protection or an injunction against harassment, which are protective orders in Arizona. Other states call them restraining orders, protection from abuse orders, and similar names.
Resources:
•    Criminal harassment A.R.S. § 13-2921
•    Injunction against harassment A.R.S. § 12-1809
•    Injunction against harassment Forms
•    Injunction against workplace harassment A.R.S. § 12-1810
•    Protective order forms (English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Vietnamese)

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