Minneapolis, MN asked in Domestic Violence for Minnesota

Q: How do I file a haraasment restraining order to protect residents and staff from my organization from a former client.

My organization works with youth involved in the criminal justice system and formerly homeless and/or sexuallly exploited youth. We recently evicted a 26 year old resident who has been tresspassed, however sits just off property and heckles staff and residents. He has also been accused of selling narcotics as well. My CEO has requested That I file an order so he is unable to come within a certain amount of feet of any building belonging to or used by us or any client of our organzation, most of whom are considered vunerable adults. How do I file?

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Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Answered
  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: The request for a Harassment Restraining Order is pretty straightforward. You would simply need to submit one in the county where the facility is located. An HRO could prohibit the former client from being within a certain distance of the facility. You are going to have difficulty submitting a request on behalf of the clients unless you are their guardian. Those would have to be handled individually to prohibit contact with the individual clients. But getting for the facility and its employees is something that could be done. I'd suggest going to the courthouse or getting the documents from www.mncourts.gov.

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