A protective order is a court order which instructs the defendant to have no contact, direct or indirect, with a victim.
A civil protective order packet can be obtained from the Daviess County Clerk's office or online by downloading a copy from the Indiana Judicial Branch website. When the packet is completed and filed with the Clerk, it must be approved and signed by the Circuit Court Judge.
Once the order has been signed by the Judge, it is distributed to the Daviess County Sheriff's Office to be served on the defendant and to any other municipalities which need to be aware of the protective order. A protective order signed by the Judge may be valid for up to two years.
If you need assistance with filling out a Protective Order Form you can call Hope's Voice Advocate Group at 812-642-4426.