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Massachusetts has two laws designed to protect you from others: Abuse Prevention (G.L. 209A), and Harassment Prevention (G.L. 258E). While both laws were created to protect you from abuse, the Abuse Prevention Law provides protection against people with whom you have specific close relationships, while the Harassment Prevention Law does not require any special relationship with the other person.
Abuse and Harassment Information
Restraining Order Multilingual Pamphlets