Civil Protection Orders

Idaho passed a law in 1988 that can help you get protection from further abuse. This is the Domestic Violence Crime Prevention Act (Idaho Code 39-6302). The law protects spouses, former spouses, persons related by blood or marriage, persons who live or have lived together or persons who are or have had a dating relationship, whether or not they have lived together and persons who have had children in common, whether they have been married or have ever lived together. A protection order is a court order for a person to stop hurting you.

A protection order can:
  • Stop the person from hurting you and/or your children.
  • Stop the person who has been hurting you from entering your home, school, or where you work.
  • Require the person who hurt you to get counseling.
  • Require the abuser to leave the household.
  • Keep the children in your care.
Victims Services Brochure
The Pocatello Police Department recognizes that the victims and witnesses of crime have the right to be treated with dignity, respect, courtesy and sensitivity. We would like to offer assistance to you by providing support, information and referral services. Our goal is to assist and guide you through this process. The Pocatello Police Department Victims Services brochure (PDF) will help explain what resources are available to you for help.