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Restraining Orders: Enforcement – Online Information Clinic


Safety first! If you think someone may be monitoring your device, you can:

  • Watch the OIC from a friend’s device instead, delete the website from your browser history, or watch it in an incognito window. Learn how on
  • If you are logged into your YouTube account, log out before watching.

This Online Information Clinic covers enforcement considerations for victims/survivors of domestic violence, including who can report a violation, how and when a violation can be reported, civil and criminal contempt, and how to enforce an out-of-state order.

For materials and other information on this topic, please visit You can also send a question through our Email Hotline

Full Online Information Clinic schedule: English and Spanish

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