Sexual Abuse Protection Order (SAPO)
A Sexual Abuse Protective Order (SAPO) is available in certain cases where a person was subjected to unwanted sexual abuse by another person who is not a family member or intimate partner.
For more information about applying for, modifying, or renewing a SAPO, you can call your local Victims’ Assistance Program (VAP) or community-based (non-profit) sexual assault or domestic violence program to get help in deciding whether to ask the court for a SAPO and to do safety planning. Advocates can discuss information that may be important for you to consider in deciding whether to seek a SAPO.
For information regarding sexual violence resources, you can visit the following resources:
Statewide listing of Sexual Violence Resources and Programs
Statewide listing of Victims' Assistance Programs
Statewide listing of Nonprofit Advocacy Programs
If you have questions about how the law works or what it means, talking to a lawyer may be helpful. If you need help finding a lawyer, you may call the Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service at (503) 684-3763 or 800-452-7636.
Translated SAPO Forms
These translated forms have not been updated to reflect changes required by 2015 legislation and are for information only.