The following article will break down the differences between the restraining orders available to sexual assault and stalking victims in Illinois. While both mechanisms are referred to as “no contact orders,” there are slight differences between sexual assault and stalking victims.
At this juncture, it is important to note that victims of domestic violence must pursue a different avenue for relief in Illinois. For an in-depth explanation of the orders of protection available to domestic violence victims, please reference this recent Prior Law Firm blog post — What is the Illinois Approach to Orders of Protection?.
Sexual Assault Civil No Contact Orders
A sexual assault civil no contact order is a legal mechanism designed to protect the victims of nonconsensual sexual acts. This type of restraining order is also available to the victim’s family members and crisis center workers.
In granting a sexual assault civil no contact order [...]