A civil harassment 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:
A person has abused (or threatened to abuse), sexually assaulted, stalked, or seriously harassed you, AND
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 fill out restraining order paperwork and accompany students to court.
YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley @ Stanford can support all Stanford community members in filing for restraining orders or accompanying survivors to court. Visit the YWCA @ Stanford web page for more information and contact information: https://yourywca.stanford.edu.