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TROs can be valid for up to three weeks and may be made permanent after a hearing. "A Better Way" can help you file a TRO every Friday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm @ The Victorville Courthouse 14455 Civic Drive Victorville CA 92392 conference room #2 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Domestic Violence Protection Orders

  • Emergency Protection Orders (EPO)
  • Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO)
  • Order After Hearing (OAH)
  • Criminal Protection Orders (CPO)

Emergency Protective Order (EPO)

  • Each county has a different process for requesting and obtaining EPOs
  • EPOs may include temporary custody of minor children, temporary move-out order, and physical stay away orders.
  • EPOs are designed to give victims time to apply for a TRO, but there may be a lapse in protection if EPO expires before a TRO is issued.
  • The abuser must be served with the EPO in order for it to be enforceable. Most law enforcement officers will serve the EPO immediately, unless the abuser is at large.

Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)

  • Anyone 13 and over can apply for a TRO without parental consent
  • Needs to be filed in civil court, not criminal

  • Respondent must be served with the TRO before police can enforce the order

  • Only valid and enforceable until the date of the hearing

Order After Hearing (OAH)

A “permanent” restraining order issued by the court against the respondent after a hearing. Provides the same specific restrictions of a TRO and may be ordered for up to three years. The victim may renew the order before it expires if necessary.

Criminal Protective Order (CPO)

An order issued by the court, requested by the District Attorney in a criminal case against a defendant. The order usually requires that the defendant have no contact with the victim and other witness of a crime—including the victim’s children.  A CPO may include a stay away order, no contact order and no abusive behavior order. 
Victor Valley Domestic Violence, Inc
A Better Way
PO Box 2825
Victorville, CA 92393

Phone:  760-955-8010


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