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Protection Orders 101

Did you know that the Arkansas Valley Resource Center offers protection order assistance? A protection order can be an important tool for your safety when faced with violence, but knowing where or how to obtain one can be challenging.
Here’s some basics about protection orders.

Protection orders, sometimes also referred to as restraining orders, can be put in place by a Judge in order to protect victims and/or witnesses of violent crime from the abuser, with the intent of potentially preventing further victimization. Different types of protection orders have different processes and criteria in order for them to be issued. These different types of protection orders can also offer varying degrees of restrictions as requested by the victim.

So Where Does AVRC Come In?

AVRC is available to assist in many ways in relation to protection orders. If you have questions or needs regarding an existing protection order, or are seeking to obtain a protection order, AVRC Staff can provide experienced and knowledgeable support and assistance to help you meet your needs.

Protection Orders are a significant device for a victim to safeguard themselves, their children, their pets, and their home. The processes surrounding protection orders can potentially be confusing or overwhelming, but please know that you do not have to go through any of it alone. All you have to do is reach out!

ARVC Staff are available 24 hours a day to support victims and survivors of violence in Bent, Crowley, and Otero County.
Call or come in today!

415 Colorado Avenue, La Junta, CO 81050
(719) 384-7764
TTY: (719) 384-1938
After Hours Colorado Relay dial 711 or 1-800-659-2656

AVRC is non-discriminatory agency regarding age, race, religion, color, gender, country of national origin, sexual orientation, mental health status, substance use or economic condition.