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What is an AVO
An Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) is a civil order which aims to modify the behaviour of an individual to protect another person from violence or abuse directed towards them from the particular individual. The mechanisms of application and operation of AVOs are governed by Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 (CDPVA).
There are two types of Apprehended Violence Orders (AVO):
APPREHENDED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORDER | ADVO
Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) apply to people who are or were in a domestic relationship.
APPREHENDED PERSONAL VIOLENCE ORDER | APVO
Apprehended Personal Violence Order (APVO) apply to people who are not in a domestic relationship.