Mutual Protection Orders in New Jersey

Mutual Protection Orders in New Jersey are legal tools that allow victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse in New Jersey to seek refuge and stop their abusers from harming them in the future. In contrast to conventional restraining orders, which aim to prevent the abuser from getting in touch with or approaching the victim, MPOs give both parties the authority to take preventative action. When it determines that there is a “credible threat of physical harm” between the two people, the court orders an MPO. Provisions such preventing the responder from owning a gun, changing their living arrangement, and forbidding them from communicating with the victim may be included in this order. In order to promote mutual safety and make abusers answerable for their acts, MPOs are essential.

Mutual Protection Orders in New Jersey