Family Abuse Prevention Act Restraining Orders (FAPA) are intended to provide for protection from abuse by family, household members, or someone with whom you have had a sexual relationship. The abuse must have been committed within the last 180 days unless the abuser has been incarcerated or has lived more than 100 miles from you. If you are 65 years of age or older or a person with disabilities, you may be eligible for an Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities Abuse Prevention Act Restraining Order (EPPDAPA).
A person may obtain a restraining order under the Family Abuse Prevention Act if he or she has been the subject of abuse and qualifies under Oregon law. Forms and instructions for obtaining a restraining order are available below and at the Washington County Restraining Order Advocacy Program located across the street from the Washington County courthouse. The address is 180 East Main Street, Suite 20, Hillsboro, Oregon. The program consists of advocates who will provide the necessary forms and assist in completing them. Their office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., (2:00 p.m. on Fridays). Their telephone number is 503-640-5352. It is recommended that you arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. to see the judge the same afternoon. Services are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.You will need to bring photo ID.
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