Pennsylvania Courts Look at Protection from Abuse Orders During Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October 16, 2020
Over 39,000 new protection from Abuse (PFA) orders were filed statewide in 2019. A PFA is a civil court order that protects victims of domestic violence, providing relief from abuse by an intimate partner, family or household member.
The infographic below highlights 2019 court data including the statewide number of PFAs filed over the last five years, the top 10 counties with the highest number of PFA filings and the percentages of PFA case outcomes. A high-resolution file of the graphic is available for download at www.pacourts.us under Media Resources.
PA Courts InfoShare is a monthly product of the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) that visually highlights the work of the courts with interesting data and statistics obtained through the judiciary’s case management systems, interactive dashboards and other research. Reproduction is permissible with source cited.
Media contact: Kim Bathgate, 717-231-3331