Know the Laws: Oregon
UPDATED October 25, 2016
A restraining order or protective order is a legal order issued by a state court which requires one person to stop harming another. In Oregon, there are several types of orders explained below.
Some restraining orders are issued in criminal court and some are issued in civil court.
Often referred to as a FAPA order, these orders can provide protection from harm by a family or household member.
Provides protection from someone who is stalking you.
Sexual abuse protective orders are available to victims of sexual abuse or sexual assault where the offender is NOT a family or household member.
If you are an elderly or disabled person who is being abused, you may be able to apply for a restraining order by filing a civil action for abuse of the elderly or disabled (an Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities Act order, known as an "EPPDAPA.")
Your restraining or protective order can be enforceable wherever you move.
If you are planning to move to OR or are going to be in OR for any reason, your protection or restraining order can be enforced.
WomensLaw.org would like to thank the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence for their assistance with this information.