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If an abuser is monitoring your computer activity, it may be impossible to erase all trace of the sites you visit on your computer or mobile device. For more information on erasing your browser's history, visit ComputerHope.com. Learn more about safety and technology at Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence.

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.