A Civil No Contact Order protects victims of rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse from the abuser. A Civil No Contact Order can also be used to protect the victim's family and rape crisis center workers. The victim does not need to have a relationship with the abuser to get one.
With a Civil No Contact Order, the judge can order the abuser to do things, including:
- Staying away from the victim
- Not contacting the victim through telephone, email, texts, mail, or other people
- Not coming within a certain distance to the victim
- Staying away from specific locations such as a home, a school, a daycare, or an office
- Transferring to another school, if the victim and the abuser attend the same school
A Civil No Contact Order can be requested by:
- Any person who is the victim of sexual assault or abuse; or
- Any person on the behalf of a child or disabled or elderly adult who has been the victim of sexual assault or abuse.