Protection Orders Remain Available to Victims of Abuse During COVID-19 Court Closures

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March 26, 2020

While the Pennsylvania courts remain temporarily closed to the public per the March 18 Pennsylvania Supreme Court Order, emergency protection orders are considered essential court functions and will still be attainable. 

Victims of abuse seeking to file for a protection order during these closures should check their county court's COVID-19-related information for any specific amendments.

For helpful, step-by-step information about how to file for a protection order, go to

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