Any person who has been abused and has reason to fear for his or her safety and is a:


(1) family member of the abuser or


(2) a person presently or formerly living with the abuser as a spouse or


(3) a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the



can ask the court for protection from an abusive person by filing a Petition for Protective Order.


You can file a petition for protective order for yourself or on behalf of children or both. You can also file this petition on behalf of an incompetent person who is not capable of filing for him or herself due to a medical or mental disability.


Click here to view the 22nd JDC Protective Order PDF Form. As soon as it opens, please right click on any part of the document and choose: Save As. Save it to your local hard drive with a name of your choice. Once the document is saved to your local hard drive, you may open it and enter data into your Protective Order. Then save it again each time you modify the file.


If you need help, there are deputy clerks trained to assist you at the St. Tammany Parish Clerk’s Office and the Washington Parish Clerk’s Office.


The Self Help Resource Center located at 1005 Cleveland Street (across from the courthouse), Franklinton, Louisiana, can also assist you with these forms. It is open from 9:00 a.m. until noon on the second and fourth Monday of every month.


St. Tammany Parish

Justice Center

22nd Judicial District Court

701 N Columbia Street

Covington, LA 70433

(985) 809-5300

Washington Parish Courthouse

22nd Judicial District Court

909 Pearl Street

Franklinton, LA 70438

(985) 809-5300

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