How IVO affects your job and how long does an intervention order last?

Today, we will have a discuss about whether an IVO will affect your job and how long does an intervention order last.

Just to refresh everyone’s memory, an Intervention Order is a court order designed to protect a person from another person’s harmful behaviour. This could be due to violence, threats, harassment, property damage, or interference with the person’s peace and quiet. Conditions of the IVO prohibits the respondent from doing the following:

  1. Commit family violence;
  2. Intentionally damage or threaten to damage the protected person’s property,
  3. Contact or communicating with the protected person;
  4. Attempt to locate, follow the protected person or keep them under surveillance;
  5. Publish on the internet, by email or other electronic means any material about the protected person;
  6. Approach or remain within 5 metres of the protected person;
  7. Go to or remain within 200 metres of any person where a protected person lives, works or attend school/childcare;
  8. Get another way to do what the respondent is not allowed to do.

An IVO may affect your job in the sense that it stops you from going to certain places, or if you work with or near the applicant.

However, as this is a civil matter, it is not going to show up on your national police check.

In Victoria, the duration of an Intervention Order (IVO) can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case.

There are two types of Intervention Orders:

  • Interim Intervention Orders: These are temporary orders made by the Court and last until the court makes a final order or dismisses the application. They are usually put in place on the day the application is made, especially if there’s an immediate risk.
  • Final Intervention Orders: These are made by a court after hearing all the evidence. The length of a final order can vary, but they typically last for 12 months. This is determined by the magistrate.

Another way an intervention order can be issued is through a family violence safety notice applied by the police on behalf of the protected person. The notice also prohibits the respondent from engaging in any of the aforementioned behaviours.

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