Orders of Protection and Injunctions Against Harassment
AZPOINT, the Arizona Protective Order Initiation and Notification Tool, has been designed to help you fill out a petition for an Order of Protection. Through an interview in AZPOINT, you can quickly and accurately fill out the forms that are needed to request an Order of Protection/Injunction Against Harassment at an Arizona court. The portal will also 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.
An Order of Protection/Injunctions Against Harassment is a court order that is issued to stop a person from committing acts of violence, harassment and from contacting other people protected by the order. Your information will be saved in AZPOINT for up to 90 days. At any time during this 90-day period, you may take the next step of filing your petition at an Arizona court. Until you file your petition at a court, you will be able to return to AZPOINT to update your information if necessary.
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.