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Safety Planning with a Protective Order

  • Keep your protective order with you at all times. Leave copies in your purse, at work, with a friend, in your vehicle, at the kids’ schools or daycares, etc.
  • Tell family, friends, and neighbors that you have a protective order in effect. Ask them to call the police if they see the batterer near you or your home.
  • Call the police immediately if your batterer violates the protective order. If possible, have a phone with you at all times for this purpose. Plan for ways to keep yourself safe. Police intervention may not be sufficient to prevent a dangerous encounter.