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Getting a Protective Order in Josephine County

There are several different types of protective orders: 

Once you determine the correct order for your situation, you will need to appear in front of a judge.

For Stalking Orders: Paperwork must be completed and filed with the Josephine County Circuit Court Civil Department no later than 2:00 p.m. Your hearing will then be scheduled for 8:00 a.m. the following morning. You must be present at this hearing.

Stalking Order paperwork can be obtained on our statewide forms site or at the Josephine County Courthouse at no cost.

For All other Protective Orders (FAPA Restraining/Domestic Violence Protective Orders, Sexual Abuse Protective Orders, Elder Abuse Protective Orders): Paperwork must be completed and filed with the Josephine County Family Court Clerk’s Office no later than 8:30 a.m. to be heard that same business day. Your hearing will be at 8:30 a.m. that day. You must be present at this hearing.

Protective Order paperwork is accepted at any time during business hours. If paperwork has already been filed with the court, you must check in at the Family Court Clerk’s window before 8:30 a.m. on the day that you would like to be heard in front of the judge.

Paperwork for Protective Orders can be obtained on our statewide forms site or at the Josephine County Courthouse at no cost.​


Court-Approved Abuse Awareness Courses

Josephine County Supplemental Loca​l Rule (SLR) 8.135 requires Petitioners that are seeking dismissal of a restraining order to attend a course with a local provider. The court has partnered with local agencies who can provide these courses at no-cost.

Certificates will be provided at the end of the course. The person taking the course must submit the certificate to the court along with their motion to dismiss the restraining order.


​​Waiver of Court-Approved Abuse Awareness Course

A petitioner may request that their requirement to attend an Abuse Awarenss Course be waived. The Petitioner must show good cause as to why they should not attend the class.

The court has developed a form that petitioners may use for this purpose. The form is availalbe below, as well as avaialble for no cost in the family court clerk's office.​

Motion/Declaration for Waiver of Court-Approved Abuse Awareness Course


Court-Approved Courses and Information

Course information is also availalbe at no cost by visiting the Family Court clerk's office during business hours.

Women's Crisis Support Team (WCST)

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Call to sign up: +1-541-476-3877

Additional Information: HERE

Remote classes available.

Call for specific class times.


Illinois Valley Safehouse Alliance (IVSHA)

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Call to schedule class: +1-541-592-2515

Additional Information: HERE

Classes are scheduled individually.






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