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Intervention Orders in Victoria
Intervention orders in Victoria are made by the Court to protect people from abusive, violent, or threatening behaviour. In Victoria there are two types of intervention orders that can be made. The first is family violence intervention orders which protect people from a family member, or someone they have been in a relationship with. The second is personal safety intervention orders which protect people from non-family members, and current or ex-spouses. Both types of intervention orders in Victoria are made by the Magistrates Court of Victoria. An intervention order is considered a civil matter between the parties, and designed to ensure the safety of a person. If the order is breached then it becomes a criminal matter, and the penalties can include imprisonment for up to 2 years, and a criminal record.