A Juvenile Civil Protection Order is issued by Juvenile Court, a division of Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, intended to protect victims of certain crimes committed by a juvenile. These crimes include

  • Domestic or Dating Violence
  • Assault, Aggravated Assault, and Felonious Assault
  • Menacing, Aggravated Menacing and Menacing by Stalking
  • Aggravated Trespass
  • Sexually Oriented Offences


It can provide relief from a dangerous situation whether or not a criminal charge is pursued.

A Juvenile Civil Protection Order is not for situations that do not present a danger to you and is a serious legal action that may have criminal consequences. It is inappropriate for a situation that is better managed by other interventions (e.g. name calling, non-threating, harassment, ect.) If this is your situation you are welcome to contact the Victim Services Unit for problem solving and advocacy at 740-833-2710.

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