Definitions of Domestic Violence - Oregon

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Defined in Domestic Violence Civil Laws

Citation: Rev. Stat. §§ 107.705; 409.290

'Abuse' means the occurrence of one or more of the following acts between family or household members:

  • Attempting to cause or intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury
  • Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly placing another in fear of imminent bodily injury
  • Causing another to engage in involuntary sexual relations by force or threat of force

'Domestic violence' means abuse between family and household members as defined in § 107.705.

'Family violence' means the physical injury, sexual abuse, or forced imprisonment, or threat thereof, of a person by another who is related by blood, marriage, or intimate cohabitation at the present, or has been related at some time in the past, to the extent that the person's health or welfare is harmed or threatened thereby.

Defined in Child Abuse Reporting and Child Protection Laws

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Defined in Criminal Laws

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 135.230

'Abuse' means any of the following:

  • Attempting to cause or intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing physical injury
  • Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly placing another in fear of imminent serious physical injury
  • Committing sexual abuse in any degree, as defined in §§ 163.415, 163.425, and 163.427

'Domestic violence' means abuse between family or household members.

Persons Included in the Definition

Citation: Rev. Stat. §§ 107.705; 135.230

In civil law: 'Family or household members' means any of the following:

  • Spouses or former spouses
  • Adult persons related by blood, marriage, or adoption
  • Persons who are cohabiting or who have cohabited
  • Persons who have been involved in a sexually intimate relationship with each other within 2 years immediately preceding the filing by one of them of a petition under § 107.710
  • Unmarried parents of a child

In criminal law: 'Family or household members' means any of the following:

  • Spouses or former spouses
  • Adult persons related by blood or marriage
  • Persons cohabiting with each other
  • Persons who have cohabited or who have been involved in a sexually intimate relationship
  • Unmarried parents of a minor child