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Domestic Violence Civil Protection Orders (CPOs): Statutory Summary Chart

General Material
Published Date
March, 2014

This chart contains information on CPO laws for each state, including: definition of domestic violence; who qualifies for an order; definition of abuser; whether a CPO can be obtained against a teen or adult dating partner; whether a CPO can be obtained against a same sex partner; whether child custody, child/spousal support, stay away provisions, or restitution can be obtained; and whether there is a “catch-all” provision.