Oklahoma Victim Protective Orders: Law and Procedure
Oklahoma has provided online guidance and self help forms for all individuals seeking protection from Domestic Violence. The Oklahoma Supreme Court Network has Forms available for you to file a Victim Protective Order. The You Tube video below was produced by the Bench and Bar Committee of the Oklahoma Bar Association.*
22 O.S. 60.1 contains the Oklahoma definitions for Domestic Abuse, Stalking, and Harassment which qualify for a Victim Protective Order. Oklahoma Legal Aid also has detailed information about Victim Protective Orders. The Notice of Victim's Rights set forth by the Oklahoma Legislature in 22 O.S. 60.15 appears below:
As a victim of domestic abuse, rape, forcible sodomy or stalking you have certain rights. These rights are as follows:
Please be aware that filing and serving a VPO is a red flag time for a person in a Domestic Violence situation. Please educate yourself and be prepared. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Safe-Line at 1-800-522-SAFE (7233).
In addition to youself and your children, VPO's can also include your pets. Pursuant to 22 O.S. 60.2 E., "The person seeking a protective order may further request the exclusive care, possession, or control of any animal owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by either the petitioner, defendant or minor child residing in the residence of the petitioner or defendant. The court may order the defendant to make no contact with the animal and forbid the defendant from taking, transferring, encumbering, concealing, molesting, attacking, striking, threatening, harming, or otherwise disposing of the animal."
*The link to this video also appears on the Oklahoma Supreme Court Network website, with the following note: The Oklahoma Supreme Court does not endorse the contents of the third-party website, and makes no representations regarding the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the materials found there. This link is provided only as a convenience to you.