Protective orders restrict contact from people who are potentially harmful. There are different kinds of protective orders, which include stalking orders and restraining orders.
Family Abuse Prevention Act Restraining Orders
(FAPA Restraining Orders)
FAPA Restraining Orders provide protection from abuse by a family member, household member, former household member, or person with whom the victim has had a sexual relationship or child [ORS 107.700 to 107.735]. The abuse must have been committed within the last 180 days [ORS 107.718]. The petition must particularly describe the nature of the abuse and the dates that it occurred [ORS 107.710].
Elder/Disabled Abuse Prevention Act Restraining Orders
(EDAPA Restraining Orders)
EDAPA Restraining Orders are intended to provide abuse protection for people aged 65+ or people who are vulnerable due to a disability [ORS 124.005 to 124.040]. EDAPA Restraining Orders address physical, verbal, financial, and sexual abuse and also neglect. The abuse must have been committed within the last 180 days [ORS 124.010].
Stalking Protective Orders
Stalking Protective Orders are intended to protect a person who is being stalked. Stalking is usually characterized by a pattern of intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly alarming or coercing another person, or engaging in unwanted or repeated contact [ORS 163.730 to 163.750].