Stalking Orders of Protection
Civil orders of protection for victims of stalking are increasingly becoming available across the United States. Nearly two dozen states and territories have orders available specific to stalking or harassment victims. In many other states, stalking is included under domestic violence orders of protection. This chart
details in which states and territories someone experiencing stalking may be able to obtain an order of protection and what needs to be shown for each.
The following states have stalking specific protection orders.
The National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit, a project of the Battered Women's Justice Project, provides technical assistance on all issues related to the issuance and enforcement of protection orders across jurisdictional boundaries.
The Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, in partnership with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, released Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice to help keep victims and their children safe by providing guidance to advocates, attorneys, judges, law enforcement officers and prosecutors to ensure that protective orders are issued, served and enforced throughout the United States.
This page provides general information about laws related to stalking in the various jurisdictions of the United States. The SRC makes every effort to ensure that this information is kept as up to date as possible. However, any legal information presented on our website should not be construed to be a source of legal advice. If you need legal advice on a stalking case, please consult a comptent attorney in your jurisdiction.