Domestic Violence Victims

If you are a victim of domestic violence, you have the right to go to court and file a petition requesting a Protection from Abuse Order which could include the following:

  • An Order restraining the abuser from further acts of abuse.
  • An Order directing the abuser to leave your household.
  • An Order preventing the abuser from entering your residence, school, business, or place of employment.
  • An Order awarding you or the other parent temporary custody of, or temporary visitation with, your child or children.
  • An Order directing the abuser to pay support to you and the minor children if the abuser has a legal obligation to do so
  • An Order directing the abuser to refrain from stalking or harassing you or other designated persons.

For more information, contact the Domestic Abuse Project at 610.565.6272

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Please direct press inquiries to:
Margie McAboy, Director of Policy and Public Engagement
Delaware County District Attorney’s Office
201 West Front Street
Media, PA 19063
Phone: 610.891.8598