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Who can be protected by an intervention order?

Any person (including a child) against whom it is suspected the defendant will commit an act of abuse may be protected by an intervention order.

Any child who may hear or witness, or otherwise be exposed to the effects of, an act of abuse committed by the defendant against a person may be protected by an intervention order.

An intervention order may be issued for the protection of a person even if they do not apply for protection themselves and the application is not made on their behalf. For example, after an applicant has spoken to the Court, it may be evident to the Court that another person in the same household as the applicant may also need protection. That other person can be included as a protected person in the order as well as the applicant, or the Court can issue a separate intervention order for the other person’s protection.

See Intervention Orders (Prevention of Abuse) Act 2009 (SA) s 7.

In an emergency: 000

For police attendance: 131 444

Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 1800 800 098

1800 RESPECT: 1800 737 732.

Who can be protected by an intervention order?  :  Last Revised: Tue Apr 16th 2013
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