Civil protection orders are available for situations involving domestic or family violence, sexual assault, stalking, harassment, or child sex grooming. These types of situations can be very dangerous and even result in death.
Taking a step like filing for a protection order can offer a level of safety, but also increase your risk. There are resources available to help you take this step safely. If you wish to request a protection order, please consider seeking help from an advocate.
In Porter County, you can seek free assistance with filing a protection order online from The Caring Place. If you would like to talk with an advocate at The Caring Place, call their 24 hour Crisis Line at 219-464-2128 or toll free at 1-800-933-0466.
If you decide to file for a protection order online without the free services of an advocate, you can find instructions HERE.