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Who can ask for protection?

If you are 18 or older, you can ask for protection for:

  • Yourself with a “Petition for Relief from Sexual Abuse.”
  • Your child under age 18 who has been or is being harmed with a “Petition for Relief from Sexual Abuse on Behalf of a Minor.”
  • A minor child legally in your care, sometimes called a “ward” or “protected person,” who has been or is being harmed with a “Petition for Relief from Sexual Abuse on Behalf of a Ward.”

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