Protection From Abuse
You may obtain information from the Victim Assistance Unit of the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office concerning how to apply for a Protection From Abuse Order (PFA) or Protection From Stalking Order.
Kansas law sets out certain requirements to obtain a PFA/Stalking Order that must be satisfied before a Judge will issue such a Court Order. This type of Court Order is usually issued in cases of domestic violence where one partner desires protection from another person.
A Protection From Abuse Order or Protection From Stalking Order issued by the court may direct a specific person to be restrained from contacting another, to not engage in certain acts, and to be removed from a residence or a place of employment.
These court orders are usually served by Deputy Sheriffs who have the legal authority to enforce the provisions of the order.
PFA/Stalking Orders are issued with a court date that provides the parties with an opportunity to present testimony in a courtroom setting.
Questions concerning eligibility for a PFA/Stalking Order and how to request such an order should be directed to the Victim Assistance Unit of the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office at 913-715-3004 during normal business hours. During non-business hours, questions may be directed to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Court Security at 913-715-5280.