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AZPOINT, the Arizona Protective Order Initiation and Notification Tool, has been designed to help you fill out a petition for an Order of Protection. Through an interview in AZPOINT, you can quickly and accurately fill out the forms that are needed to request an Order of Protection at an Arizona court. An Order of Protection is a court order that is issued to stop a person from committing domestic violence or from contacting other people protected by the order. The portal will also help you figure out whether you (the plaintiff) and the person from whom you are seeking protection (the defendant) have a qualifying relationship for an Order of Protection. Your information will be saved in AZPOINT for up to 90 days. At any time during this 90-day period, you may take the next step of filing your petition at an Arizona court. Until you file your petition at a court, you will be able to return to AZPOINT to update your information if necessary. You are encouraged to speak to a victim advocate before you file your petition. An advocate can help you make a safety plan and give you more information about how an Order of Protection works and how it will be served on the defendant. For more information, click here to go to AZPOINT.

 

Before you Ask for an Order of Protection PDF

Before you Ask for an Order of Protection (Spanish) PDF

 

To talk to a victim advocate, Contact the City of Tempe Care 7 Crisis Team and Victim Services at (480) 350-8004 or visit https://www.tempe.gov/government/human-services/care-7/victim-assistance.

Additional resources and assistance can be found by contacting The Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (ACESDV). Call them at (602) 279-2900, 800-782-6400, or TTY 602-279-7270. Find safety planning information from ACESDV here: https://www.acesdv.org/about-sexual-domestic-violence/safety-planning/

 

Protective Order Appeals:

See the Protective Order Appeals PDF. 

 

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