General Info

A Restraining Order is an order issued by the Court which is meant to protect a person from harm or harassment.  There are several types of Restraining Orders.  They are:      

 

  1. Domestic Violence Restraining Orders:  This is an order to protect you from abuse by someone with whom you have a domestic relationship such as a spouse, person you are dating; mother or father of your child, someone closely related by blood, marriage or adoption or any person who regularly lives in your home.
  2. Civil Harassment Restraining Orders:  This is an order to protect you from a person harassing you who is not a close family member and does not reside with you.
  3. Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse Retraining Order:  This applies to a person seeking protection from abuse who falls within the definition of an elderly or dependent adult.
  4. Workplace Violence:  An order initiated by an employer to protect an employee from unlawful violence or threat of violence that has been or can be construed to have been carried out in the workplace.
  5. Emergency Protective Order:  This is an order issued by a judge at the request of a law enforcement officer where there is a danger of domestic violence, child abuse, abduction or elder abuse. 

For more information you may contact:

 

Yolo Superior Court

Family Law Facilitator/Self Help Center

1100 Main Street, Suite 300

Woodland, CA 95695

(530) 406-6794

 

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County offers a variety of services, including assistance in obtaining restraining orders.  You may contact them at:

 

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center

933 Court Street

Woodland, CA 95695

(530) 661-6336

www.sadvc.org

 

For more information on elder abuse you may contact:

 

Yolo County District Attorney - Elder Abuse Unit

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at (530) 666-8180

www.yolocounty.org

 

Yolo County Adult Protective Services

(888) 675-1115

 

If there is an immediate need for a restraining order, the application needs to be filed in Room 103 of the Court House as early in the day as possible.  The clerk will take the application to a judge to review and make a decision on a Temporary Restraining Order.  The person requesting the restraining order must pick up the documents before 3:00 p.m.  If the judge approves the Temporary Restraining Order, the clerk will set the matter for a hearing at which the parties are to appear. 

 

 

Any time a restraining order is issued, except an emergency protective order, the party against whom the restraining order is issued must be served personally with a copy of the filed paperwork.  A person over the age of 18 not a party to the suit can serve the paperwork.  A Proof of Service executed by the party doing the service must be filed with the court before the hearing on the order.  In addition, the petitioner must submit a copy of the paperwork to the appropriate law enforcement agency.