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1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States.

Who should have a copy?

Who else should have copies of the protection order?

It is a good idea to give copies of your protection order to anyone who may need to enforce the restrictions on the order (e.g. if respondent is restrained from child’s daycare – it would be important for the daycare to have a copy of the order) and who may need to call the police (911) if the respondent were to violate the order. Consider giving copies to your employer and your children’s school or daycare provider. Always carry a copy of the protection order yourself, and consider keeping extra copies at home and in your car. You can request as many free certified copies of the protection order as you need when you file the order with the court. You can also come back to the courthouse to get extra copies if you need them in the future.