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Pets in protective orders

Animals in Domestic Violence Restraining Orders: OR

By Oregon, Policy

OREGON allows domestic violence protective orders to include pets. In addition, federal law includes the crime of stalking and actions that make the victim fear that the stalker will hurt the victim’s pet, service or emotional support animal, or horse (18 U.S.C. § 2261A (2019)) . BLUE STATES specifically provide for the inclusion of pets in protective/restraining orders. GRAY STATES do…

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Audio Video Surveillance

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: OR

By Oregon, Policy

OREGON is considered both a One-Party and an All-Party Consent State, in that, at least one person or all persons (depending on the presiding law) involved in the recorded communication must give permission. BUT… There are circumstances and spaces that can affect whether you can legally record your abuser, even in a 1-party consent state. In Oregon, it is legal…

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Address Confidentiality Program

Address Confidentiality Laws: OR

By Oregon, Policy

The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) exists to protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other crimes from their abusers being able to track and locate them, potentially putting them in continued harm’s way. The program gives victims a legal substitute address where their first-class mail will be forwarded (free of charge) to their actual address. This substitute address…

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