One week after court, call your local law enforcement offices to make sure they have received copies of the Temporary Protection Order from the clerk.
It is important to recognize the limitations of a Temporary Protection Order. You must be vigilant in enforcing the order’s provisions by reporting every violation to the police or the court.
Ongoing safety planning is important after receiving the order. Women can do a number of things to increase their safety during violent incidents, when preparing to leave an abusive relationship, and when they are at home, work, and school. Many batterers obey protective orders, but some do not and it is important to build on the things you have already been doing to keep yourself safe. Click on the following link for suggestions on Safety Planning. (You can access the safety planning information any time from the WomensLaw.org Home page.) Advocates at local resource centers can assist you in designing a safety plan and can provide other forms of support.