Protective Orders

There is legislation to protect victims of domestic violence and stalking. An order of protection, sometimes called a restraining order, is a legal document. It can refer to any type of court order or release conditions that are imposed by police. These orders set rules to protect one person from another. Usually, the conditions restrict contact or communication with another person. They can also restrict the ability of one person to go anywhere the other person lives, works, worships or attends school. While it is important to remember that a court order cannot guarantee your safety, these orders can be a helpful part of a safety plan if you are in danger.

To learn more about the dynamics of abuse, visit the Manitoba government’s Stop the Violence Website.

Protection Orders
If you are a victim of domestic violence or stalking, and are urgently in need of protection for yourself and/or your children, you can apply for a protection order without notifying the person you need protection from. There is no fee to apply for a protection order. For information about protection orders and the application process, visit the Protection Orders page

Prevention Orders
A prevention order is another type of court order that can help victims of domestic violence or stalking. Prevention orders can include more conditions on the subject (the person you are seeking protection from) than a protection order, but take longer to be put in place and generally involve legal costs. For more information about prevention orders, visit the Prevention Orders page

Peace Bonds
A peace bond is a court order that can be issued by a judge when you fear personal injury to yourself, your partner or your children, or damage to your property. Peace bonds can help protect the victims of crimes such as domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking and Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images. For more information about peace bonds, visit this page