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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. If you are in an unsafe relationship and need help, please see Resources for Safety and Support for more information about available services and safety planning.

Abuse Prevention Orders / أمر منع إساءة المعاملة