What is a restraining order? In legal term, it is an order from a court directing one person not to do something. Restraining orders are typically issued in cases in which abuse or stalking is a primary issue, in an attempt to ensure the victim's safety.
Are you having a difficult time getting a restraining order for your client because the judge feels that there is not sufficient evidence to warrant one? A threat assessment, documenting the danger involved could help finalize the need for a restraining order.