Protection from Abuse Orders
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, you might be aware of Protection from Abuse orders. The Protection from Abuse law protects individuals and/or their children from abuse by a family or household member, or intimate or dating partner. This type of order is handed down by a judge. It might mean that your abuser is ordered not to contact you or that he or she are ordered not to go to your home or workplace. Violation of the order will result in the violator’s arrest. There are no fees to file a protection from abuse order. Please reach out to the Police or Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence for more information.
Here is a link to the Kennebec County’s District Attorney Web Page where you can also get information about Protection from Abuse and Harassment Orders.
If you are a State worker, please let Capitol Police know when you have obtained any Protection from Abuse or Harassment Order. We can help you and your employer develop a personalized work safety plan.