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Domestic Violence Restraining Order

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A domestic violence restraining order is a court order that helps protect people from violence, stalking, serious harassment, or threats of violence.

You can ask for a civil harassment restraining order if:

  1. A person has been violent, abused (or threatened to abuse), sexually assaulted, stalked, or seriously harassed you, AND

  2. You are scared or seriously annoyed or harassed.

Although not attorneys and without providing legal advice, the SARA Office staff at Stanford can help students and other Stanford community members (including spouses and partners of students and post-doctoral scholars) fill out restraining order paperwork. 

SARA (650) 725-1056 or (650) 725-9129

You can also visit the Santa Clara Superior Court self-help Restraining Order website.