PPO/EO/DEO Applications Filed
|Females in %
|Males in %
|Total in %
A Personal Protection Order (PPO) is an order which prevents the perpetrator (i.e. the respondent) from using violence against the applicant (i.e. the complainant). The process starts with an application for a PPO filed by the applicant before a Duty Judge who will fix a Court hearing date if the application is accepted. Pending the hearing, a temporary PPO called an Expedited Order (EO) is granted if the Duty Judge is satisfied that there is imminent danger of family violence being committed again against the applicant. A PPO is made by a Judge only after a Court hearing between the applicant and the perpetrator. If the applicant has also applied for a Domestic Exclusion Order (DEO) when making the PPO application, the Judge can also make a DEO. A DEO is an order restraining the respondent from entering the applicant’s residence or parts of the residence. The applicant can apply for a PPO only or a PPO with EO. The applicant can also apply for a DEO when the applicant applies for a PPO unless a PPO has already been granted from an earlier application in which case the applicant can apply for DEO only. Where the applicant does not have a PPO, the applicant can apply for PPO, EO and DEO at the same time. Statistics comprise applications of PPO only; DEO only; PPO and EO; PPO and DEO; as well as PPO, EO and DEO.
Source: Family Justice Courts. Information accurate as at 27 February 2019.