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Programs that help adults obtain an order from the police or the courts that protects them from abuse or threats of abuse from a current or former spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, someone they have a child with, someone they live with or someone they are related to through blood or marriage. Included are emergency protective orders that police can obtain from the court to provide immediate protection to an abused family member for five to seven days until an application for a temporary restraining order can be made in court; longer-term temporary restraining orders issued in civil court that forbid contact with the protected person until the propriety of granting a permanent injunction can be evaluated; permanent or after-hearing restraining orders that make a short-term injunction granted in the temporary restraining order permanent (or specify the amount of time they will remain in effect); and criminal temporary protective orders which apply in situations where an abusive individual has been arrested and faces trial.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Domestic Violence Legal ClinicHelps victims of domestic violence evaluate legal options available to them related to their violent relationship. Through options counseling, advocates discuss a client's legal options and make appropriate referrals to additional service providers. If the client decides to pursue a Protection From Abuse Order (PFA), the advocate will assist the client in filing a petition, setting the hearing date, acquiring the judge's signature on a temporary order. In addition, advocates often accompany clients to other court proceedings and appointments and act as the link between the client and the criminal justice system. One advocate currently works out of a satellite location at the courthouse and the others have offices at this location. The staff attorneys provide legal information and limited legal representation to victims of domestic violence in the area of civil law where assistance is required. Emergency and particularly contentious cases that deal with custody, support and divorce are given priority due to the overwhelming demand for these services.LancasterDomestic Violence Legal ClinicCommunity Action Partnership of Lancaster County
Family Services Inc. Civil Protection OfficeThe Civil Protection Order office is located in the Blair County Courthouse in Hollidaysburg. Legal advocates are available to provide assistance in filing Protection From Abuse Orders, Sexual Violence Protection Orders, and Protection from Intimidation Orders.BlairFamily Services Inc. Victim ServicesFamily Services Incorporated
Huntingdon House - Legal AdvocacyOffers legal advocacy and court accompaniment services. Assists with filing Protection From Abuse orders, navigating the court process, and accompanying clients throughout the legal process.HuntingdonHuntingdon HouseHuntingdon House
Legal Advocacy and Medical Advocacy - Victims' Intervention Program Wayne & Pike CountiesServes Wayne & Pike Counties. Provides Legal Advocacy and Medical Advocacy to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking and other serious crimes. Services are for all men, women and children who are fleeing domestic violence or human trafficking. Legal Advocacy includes: -Accompaniment and transportation to Court, Legal proceedings, Legal Aid Agency, Police, and Social Service Agencies. -Assistance in filing Protection from Abuse Orders(PFA). -Assistance in filing Protection from Intimidation Orders(PFI). -Assistance in filing Protections from Sexual Violence Orders(SVO). -Assistance with Crime Victim Compensation claims. -Support with legal issues, i.e. divorce, child custody, child support. Medical advocacy includes: -Assistance with making medical appointments. -Accompaniment and transportation to hospitals, doctors and medical professionals.WayneVictims' Intervention Program Wayne & Pike CountiesVictims' Intervention Program Wayne & Pike Counties
MidPenn Legal Services - BerksProvides free legal services to low income individuals in civil matters. Services include legal advice, negotiations and representation before agencies and courts. Handled through advice, brief service and/or representation in court: - Representation of plaintiffs in protection from abuse cases - Custody (defendants when other party has legal representation and child snatch cases); pro se assistance for parents wishing to file for custody - Simple Divorce (pro se assistance only) - Welfare: Medical Assistance and Food Stamps denials, terminations, over payments and reductions - SSDI/Supplemental Security Income: Denials, terminations and over payments; assistance with initial applications for homeless persons - Unemployment Compensation denials and overpayments - Housing: Illegal lockouts and landlord utility shut-offs, public housing/Section 8 eviction hearings, poor housing conditions and evictions, mortgage foreclosure - Sheriff's Sales: To prevent loss of personal property or house - Guardianship for incapacitated adults over the age of 60. POA and advanced directives for individuals over the age of 60 Other matters handled through Volunteer Attorney Program (Pro Bono Project) include: - Consumer problems - School expulsions or IEP hearings - Driver's License suspension appeal hearings See MidPenn Legal Services file for brochures on the following subjects: Government Benefits Social Security Medicare Public/Subsidized Housing SSI Utility Bills/Shut-Offs Bankruptcy Mobile Home Parks Divorce Law Student Records District Justices Canceling Contracts Repossessions Expulsions Debt Collection Practices Right to an Education Food Stamps Eviction Protection from Abuse Child Custody & Visitation Buying or Repairing a Car BerksMidPenn Legal Services - BerksMidPenn Legal Services
Perry County Domestic Relations- Establishment of Child and Spousal Support Orders; - Enforcement of Domestic Relations Court Orders; - Establishment of paternity for children born out of wedlock; and - Location of absent parents. PerryPerry County Domestic RelationsPerry County Domestic Relations
Protection From Abuse Office, York CountyProcesses petitions and schedules necessary hearings for PFA's. Clients must go in person for an interview. If approved, an up to 10 day, temporary PFA order is granted and is attempted to be served the same day.YorkYork County Protection From Abuse OfficeCourts and Criminal Justice, York County Government
Protection from abuse petition (PFA)Protection from Abuse PetitionDauphinDauphin County Victim/Witness AssistanceDauphin County Victim/Witness Assistance
Safe Journey - Counseling Center - Protection From Abuse(PFA)Provides Protection From Abuse (PFA) assistance, accompaniment and transportation.ErieSafe Journey - Counseling CenterSafe Journey

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