Portuguese Protection from Abuse
The translation of these documents mandated by Rule 1905 of the Rules of Civil Procedure under the Protection from Abuse Act, 23 Pa. C.S.A. §6101 et. seq., into the eleven most commonly encountered languages in the Pennsylvania court system was possible through a grant from the Stop Violence Against Women program, which operates under the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The AOPC Interpreter Certification Program managed the project. The AOPC acknowledges the contribution of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania which contributed the final order forms they had previously translated and allowed their modification into standard format and served as the model for statewide use.