Obtain a Protective Order
The Georgia Family Violence Act, is a law to protect people who are abused by present or past spouses, parents of the same child, parents and children, stepparents and stepchildren, foster parents and foster children or other persons living or formerly living in the same household. It can also be used to get temporary custody, financial support, and other assistance for the abused person.
A Temporary Protective Order (TPO) is a court document that requires an individual to stop engaging in domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking. A TPO is typically for one year, but can be extended for three years, or be permanent. Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1(800)799-7233 for resources for completing a TPO.
Although, the university recommends that victims of relationship violence pursue a TPO, any member of the university community who has been victimized by another UNG community member can request a campus no-contact order. Victims should contact a Title IX Deputy coordinator or deputy for assistance.