Implementing the APS-Initiated Elder Abuse Restraining Order (AIRO)

October 21, 2021

A restraining order is an order issued by a state court with the purpose of preventing one person from harming another person. There are several different types of restraining orders embedded in state law. Approximately sixteen states have an elder abuse restraining order statute, typically embedded in adult protective services code, including California. Learn how one county-level adult protective services program in California implemented their restraining order statute. Overcoming some initial challenges, the presenters will share their lessons learned.


  • Julie Orozco, LCSW, Regional Manager, Riverside County DPSS, Adult Services Division
  • Raymond M. Mistica, JD, Office of County Counsel, County of Riverside
Updated June 7, 2022