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Personal Protection Orders

Personal Protection Orders (PPO) The Wayne County Clerk's Office provides direct services to victims of domestic violence within Wayne County, MI. These services are provided in adherence to the Wayne County Clerk’s Office Domestic Violence Program and PPO Victim Advocacy Program.

Our Social Service Specialists conduct interviews with victims in order to complete all required court forms and provide counseling on their rights and responsibilities related to the PPO Victim Assistance Program. The Social Service Specialists also assist their client(s) with presenting their information before the court, and provide them with crisis counseling and referrals to services at pertinent organizations within the community for added support.

Please note that our Social Service Specialists DO NOT provide legal advice or legal representation to their client(s). They do, however, serve as a liaison and advocate on the victim's behalf, including accompanying their client(s) to court hearings when necessary for moral support. PPO Courtroom Business Hours Are: 8:30 AM to 12 PM & 2 PM to 4 PM Monday - Friday (Or Otherwise As Determined and Directed By The Court)
There is no fee or charge for a PPO.
Interview Questions For Personal Protection Order Applicant

PETITION FOR PERSONAL PROTECTION ORDER

  • What is your relationship WITH the Respondent?
  • Have you ever had a dating relationship with the Respondent?
NOTE: The necessity for the advocate to ask this question is based on the Petitioners response to question Number 1 and the relationship between the two parties if any.
  • Have you and the Respondent ever lived in the same household together?
NOTE: The necessity for the advocate to ask this question is based on the Petitioners response to question number 1.
  • Does the Respondent know where you live?
  • Is the individual you wish to file the PPO against 18 years of age or older?
  • Do you have the first and last name of the Respondent?
  • Do you have a physical description of the Respondent?
  • Do you know the date of birth or approximate age of the Respondent?
  • Do you have an address for the Respondent?
  • Describe the events that have occurred, listing when, where, what happened and how many occurrences. List the date(s) if able.
  • Are children involved or in danger in the situation?
  • Did you make a police report?
  • What did the police direct you to do?
  • MOTION TO TERMINATE OR MODIFY A PERSONAL PROTECTION ORDER

    NOTE: The court can modify, extend, and/or terminate a Personal Protection Order even if you do not attend the hearing. It is important for you to attend when notified. 
  • Are you the Petitioner or the Respondent in the case?
    a. Petitioner is the person who is protected by the order
    b. Respondent is the person that the protection order is against.
  • What date did the Court sign the Personal Protection Order?
  • What is the Wayne County Circuit Court case number?
  • Explain in detail to the Court why you want the order modified, extended or terminated?
  • MOTION AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE ON A PPO VIOLATION

  • Has the Personal Protection Order been served on the Violator/Respondent?
  • Has the Proof of Service form for the PPO been completed and filed with the Clerk’s Office?
  • When did the violations occur? Did the violations occur before or after the PPO was served on the Respondent?
    • Describe in detail what occurred, include when, where and what happened. Please also list the date(s).