Are there age requirements for Protective Orders?

Anyone may request a protective order if they have been physically hurt or threatened.  A parent or guardian must file on behalf of anyone under 18 years of age as long as he or she lives in the same household.  Under certain circumstances a protective order may be issued against a juvenile.  There are no hard and fast rules regarding protective orders against juveniles and it will be up to a judge to decide if one is needed.

Department or Board / Council / Commission: 
Prosecutor