In any judicial proceeding in which it is alleged a child has been subjected to sexual or physical abuse, the court may, on its own motion, or on the motion of the guardian ad litem or any party, enter a restraining order protecting the child.
What Can an Order Do?
Prohibit contact with the child without specific court approval; restrain from molesting or disturbing the peace of the child; restrain from entering the childâ€™s home without specific court approval; restrain from knowingly coming within or remaining within a specified distance of a specified location.
How is an Order Obtained?
In the Superior Court Juvenile Department, a party or the guardian ad litem makes a request to the court for issuance of an order, or the court may issue an order on its own. The order may be obtained regardless of the victims wishes.