Waukesha County

JUVENILE RESTRAINING ORDER - HARASSMENT

This type of restraining order is heard in Juvenile Court because the respondent (person from whom protection is sought) is

    1. 17 years of age or younger, or 
    2. an adult, but the alleged victim is a child under protection and services in the Juvenile Court. 

The petitioner (person seeking the restraining order) can be either an

    1. adult filing as the alleged victim, or
    2. a parent, attorney, or other adult filing on the behalf an alleged child victim.

JUVENILE RESTRAINING ORDER - CHILD ABUSE

This type of restraining order is heard in Juvenile Court because the respondent (person from whom protection is sought) is

    1. 17 years of age or younger, or
    2. an adult, but the alleged victim is a child under protection and services in the Juvenile Court. 

The petitioner (person seeking the restraining order) can be either an

    1. adult filing as the alleged victim, or
    2. a parent, attorney, or other adult filing on the behalf an alleged child victim.

The court reviews the request for a temporary restraining order, may grant it and then sets it for a hearing to be held within 14 days of the date the temporary restraining order was granted.  If after the hearing, the court grants the petitioner’s request, the temporary restraining order becomes an Injunction that can remain in effect for up to four years. If protection is necessary for more than four years, the petitioner must file a new request.

Juvenile Restraining Orders are filed in the county in which the harassment or child abuse occurred or where the petitioner or the respondent resides.