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Domestic Violence Information
AZPOINT, the Arizona Protective Order Initiation and Notification Tool, is a new portal designed to help you fill out a petition for an Order of Protection, an Injunction Against Harassment, or an Injunction Against Workplace Harassment. Through a guided interview, you can quickly fill out the forms that are needed to request a protective order from an Arizona court. There is no fee to use AZPOINT. Go to https://azpoint.azcourts.gov/ to get started.

Go to AZPOINT Application

 

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National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233 (TTY 1-800-787-3224)

Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence
602-279-2900 or 1-800-782-6400
 
Protective Orders Defined

Order of Protection


An Order of Protection is a court order that is issued to stop a person from committing domestic violence or from contacting other people protected by the order. The AZPoint portal will help you figure out whether you (the plaintiff) and the person from whom you are seeking protection (the defendant) have a qualifying relationship for an Order of Protection.


You are encouraged to speak to a victim advocate before you file your petition. An advocate can help you make a safety plan and give you more information about how an Order of Protection works and how it will be served on the defendant.

Injunction Against Harassment


An Injunction Against Harassment (IAH) is a court order that is issued to prevent one person from harassing another person. For purposes of an IAH, “harassment” means either a series of annoying, alarming, or harassing acts or one or more acts of sexual violence as defined in ARS § 23-371.

Injunction Against Workplace Harassment


An Injunction Against Workplace Harassment (IAWH) is an injunction filed by an employer or the owner of a business or operation. It is similar to an Injunction Against Harassment, except that it protects the employer, employees, people coming into the place of business, or employees who are performing official work duties elsewhere.