Domestic Violence Prevention Act Restraining Order Law and Legal Definition

A domestic violence prevention act restraining order is a court order that protects one from abuse. The order protects a person from physical violence, a verbal threat of physical violence, or a pattern of harassing behavior by someone the victim has or had a close relationship with. The Domestic Violence Prevention Act was created to protect individuals from assault and battery, physical injuries, sexual assault, stalking, harassment, and the destruction of one’s personal property.