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PPO Assistance Center

County Clerk Carmella Sabaugh and Turning Point, Inc., applied for a state Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant to help fund and establish the Personal Protection Order (PPO) Assistance Center. The VOCA grant funds come from fines and penalties levied against criminals convicted of federal crimes. The PPO Assistance Center helps citizens complete the PPO forms which assists the circuit court staff in processing the forms quickly and helps judges in determining whether to grant the request.


>> CLICK HERE for Personal Protection Order FAQs

What is a PPO (Personal Protection Order)?
In a Personal Protection Order (PPO), the court orders an individual to stop threats or violence against you. According to the court rules, the proceeding to obtain an order is called a “personal protection action.” The following describes the two types of PPOs:

Domestic PPO – when the person you want protection from is:

  •  Your spouse or former spouse
•  Someone with whom you have a child in common
•  Someone you are dating or used to date
•  Someone who lives now or has ever lived in the same household as you
  You must demonstrate to the Court that this person is interfering with your personal liberty or has threatened to or has committed violence against you.
(2) Stalking PPO – when the person you want protection from has engaged in a pattern of two or more non-continuous acts, without your consent, that make you feel threatened, harassed, frightened, or molested.
Note:  You may not get either type of PPO against your minor child. Likewise, a minor child cannot obtain a PPO against a biological parent. In these cases, contact the Juvenile Division of the Macomb County Circuit Court at 586-469-5195.
  CLICK HERE for Personal Protection Order FAQs
  CLICK HERE to view PPO case information on CourtView

How to Apply for a Personal Protection Order
  CLICK HERE to download "How to Get a Personal Protection Order in Macomb County Circuit Court" (pdf document)
  CLICK HERE for Personal Protection Order FAQs
  CLICK HERE to access SCAO Approved Forms for Use in Personal Protection Proceedings
  CLICK HERE for Request for a Hearing
  CLICK HERE for Motion to Enter a Personal Protection Order
  CLICK HERE for Personal Protection Order Verified Statement
  What is a PPO?
  Who can get a PPO?
  How do I serve a PPO?
  What if the respondent violates the PPO?

PPO Assistance Center Information

Personal Protection Order Assistance Center

40 North Main, 1st Floor, Mount Clemens, MI 48043

Phone: (586) 469-7494

Turning Point, Inc.
The PPO Assistance Center is run under the direction of Turning Point, Inc., a non-profit corporation that is not a Macomb County government department. Turning Point holds the belief that all people have the right to a violence-free life. Turning Point recognizes the importance of empowering people and working to end violence by providing counseling, support, advocacy, and a safe haven. They are committed to improving the lives of victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through advocacy for changes in the “systems” and through community collaborations.

Turning Point, Inc. LogoTurning Point, Inc.
P.O. Box 1123, Mount Clemens, MI 48046

Sue Coats, CEO/President
Phone: 586-463-4430; Fax: 586-463-1771
24-Hour Crisis Line: 586-463-6990
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program: 586-463-6990
Second Hand Rose Resale Shop: 586-468-3083

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Macomb County Clerk / Register of Deeds Carmella Sabaugh

The Macomb County Clerk / Register of Deeds Carmella Sabaugh


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call 586-469-7494

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