Domestic violence in Illinois is a difficult issue to talk about and an even tougher one to eliminate. There are many victims of domestic violence and it can have very detrimental effects on both the victim and their family. Unfortunately, many victims of domestic violence are not just abused one time. Often there are multiple incidents and the abuse can continue for years. Therefore, it is important to help ensure that the abuser is not able to have contact with the victim.
To help achieve this goal, the victim of crimes such as domestic assault may be able to obtain an order of protection. These orders were created especially for the victims of domestic violence in order to help keep them from harm. To achieve that goal, the order can prohibit the abuser from contacting the victim.