A Sexual Violence Protection Order is designed to protect victims of sexual violence from further abuse and/or intimidation by their abuser, regardless of whether or not criminal charges have been filed against the perpetrator. Similar in many ways to a Protection From Abuse Order (PFA), the key difference lies in the relationship between the abuser and the victim. While PFAs require an intimate or household relationship between the two parties, a SVPO does not and is available to victims of sexual violence who are at continued risk of harm from their perpetrator.
Protection Orders: How to File for a Protection Order in Pennsylvania
Ordenes de proteccion: Como solicitar una orden de proteccion en Pennsylvania
For more information, visit http://www.pacourts.us/learn/protection-orders