Michigan Crime Victim Rights Homepage

A restraining order is called a Personal Protection Order (PPO). The 43rd District Court does not handle Personal Protection Orders. They are only handled at the Circuit Court level, which would be the Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac.

A Personal Protection Order is available to anyone who has been physically, emotionally or sexually abused by a spouse, former spouse, family member, partner, parent of your child, current or former roommate, or current or former dating partner. A PPO might also be given if there is proof of stalking. The forms to request a PPO can be obtained in the Oakland County Clerk's office in Pontiac.

Oakland County Circuit Court
1200 N. Telegraph Road
Pontiac, MI 48341-0404

Other Victims' Rights Organizations:

Haven – Building Violence-free Communities One Family at a Time:

24-Hour Crisis and Support Lines: Local 248-334-1274/Toll-Free 877-922-1274
24-Hour TTY Line (for the hearing impaired): 248-334-1290

For additional information, including victim assistance groups in your area, write or call:

Crime Victims Compensation Board
PO. Box 30026
Lansing, MI 48909

Michigan Sheriffs'Association
515 North Capitol
Lansing, MI 48933-1241

Michigan Self Help Clearing House
109 West Michigan Avenue
Suite 900
Lansing, MI 48933

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