Temporary Protective Orders Save Lives

A Temporary Protective Order (TPO) helps to protect victims of domestic violence and stalking. A TPO requires abusers to remain a certain distance from a survivor’s home and job. Abusers are prohibited from contacting survivors in person, by email, telephone, mail and through a third party. The court can also order the abuser to stay away from the children if needed for their safety. 

PADV's Legal Advocacy Program

PADV's legal advocacy team ensures that survivors seeking legal relief from abuse have trained and compassionate advocates to guide them through the process. We assist clients with preparing temporary protective orders, appearing before the judge, safety planning, and accessing additional resources needed to move them towards a violence-free life. It is important to note that while TPO’s add a layer of safety to a survivor’s life they are just one tool for accomplishing a violence-free life. We encourage all survivors to work with our staff to develop a thorough and comprehensive safety plan.  

You can raise awareness about domestic violence. You have the power to make a difference! Three quick things you can do: 

1. Call an advocate today about getting help with a Temporary Protective Order.

2. Visit our website and learn more about safety planning. 

3. Share our content with your social networks. Hashtag:

4. Give to support a survivor moving into safe and stable housing. 

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