Protective / Restraining Orders

Protective order


in a family violence situation are criminal and are issued after the accused has been arrested for committing a family violence crime.

Restraining orders

are civil and issued to protect victims of family violence from threats or further harm.

Both of these orders must be issued by the court. Further information can be found by contacting Norwalk Superior Court Family Division at 17 Belden Avenue (203) 847-5825 and/or your attorney.

If you are the victim of family violence, or the victim of a violated order, contact the Police Department and request that an officer respond.