Arizona Introduces the Arizona Protective Order Initiation & Notification Tool (AZPOINT)
January 6, 2020
Beginning January 1, 2020, Arizona introduced a new tool for filling out and filing Orders of Protection. AZPOINT (Arizona Protective Order Initiation & Notification Tool) will allow people seeking orders of protection, injunctions against harassment, or injunctions against workplace harassment to fill out petitions from the convenience and safety of their own homes. Once a person fills out their petition, they can file the petition in person at any court in the state and present their case to a judge. If the judge grants the petition, the system will notify law enforcement officers to serve the petition on the defendant. The system will also provide the person seeking the order immediate and up-to-date information on their petition, like when the defendant was served.
Along with streamlining the petition process, AZPOINT also provides information regarding orders of protection, injunctions against harassment, or injunctions against workplace harassment, including the difference between the orders and which one a person may qualify for. AZPOINT also provides other resources such as information for victim advocates, the Address Confidentiality Program, and safety plans.
For more information, contact Maxwell W. Mahoney or a member of the Jennings Strouss Family Law practice.
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