What is an Apprehended Violence Order?

What is an Apprehended Violence Order?

Apprehended Violence Order – Unlike an ADVO which is issued in matters involving family violence, an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) is a court issued order for a person who fears for their safety.

The order protects a person from further violence, intimidation or harassment.

If the court issues an AVO, the order will prohibit the person from assaulting, harassing, threatening, stalking, or intimidating the person who is in fear.

Additional conditions can also be included in an AVO.