Abuse Prevention Orders

Victim Witness Advocates help victims of stalking and harassment file Harassment Prevention Orders. For information about these orders, please see the 258E Fact Sheet and Eligibility for Harassment Restraining Orders.

Advocates also provide assistance to victims of domestic violence and educate them about abuse prevention orders, Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 209A. The Middlesex District Attorney's brochure, Understanding Restraining Orders, explains the protection available and how to apply.