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Programs that provide assistance for people who need to obtain legal protection to prevent harassment, stalking or violence in situations involving child abuse, domestic abuse, elder abuse, abduction, sexual assault, stalking or other forms of harassment or the threat of workplace violence. Depending on the situation, a person may have more than one type of order. Restraining and personal protection order laws vary from one jurisdiction to another but all establish who can file for an order, what protection or relief a person can get from such an order and how the order will be enforced. The court will order the adverse party to refrain from certain actions and/or require compliance with certain provisions. Failure to comply is a violation of the order which can result in the arrest and prosecution of the offender. Violations in some jurisdictions may also constitute criminal or civil contempt of court.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Alice Paul House Crisis Hotline for Victim of Domestic ViolenceCrisis hotline for victims domestic violenceIndianaCrisis Hotline for Victim of Domestic ViolenceAlice Paul House
Alice Paul House Crisis Hotline for Victims of Sexual AssaultProvides a crisis hotline for victims of sexual assault.IndianaCrisis Hotline for Victims of Sexual AssaultAlice Paul House
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Family Division - Adult SectionA financially based program which has been established by the Court to assist individuals who cannot afford attorneys in the following areas: custody situations, preparation of petitions to waive the filing fees with the Prothonotary and Generations fees, modification of child support orders in special circumstances; requests for paternity testing in certain circumstances; enforcement of equitable distribution orders, and miscellaneous requests for special relief.AlleghenyAllegheny County Court of Common Pleas Family Division-Adult SectionUnified Judicial System of Pennsylvania
AWARE, Inc. - Mercer Legal Advocacy officesAssistance with Protection from Abuse ( PFA ) orders, court accompaniment through Municipal District Courts, Common Pleas, Criminal court support and accompaniment; assistance with Crime Victim Compensation; Mobile Legal Advocate works with all law enforcement and MDJ staff.MercerAWARE, Inc.AWARE, Inc.
Centre County Women's Resource Center Counseling and Advocacy - Protection From Abuse ServicesAssistance with the Writing and Filing of Protection From Abuse (PFA) Orders. Accompaniment and Legal Advocacy to Victims During Criminal and Civil Court Hearings, Including: Preliminary Hearings, Trials, Indirect Criminal Contempt Hearings, and Protection From Abuse Order Hearings. Outreach to Survivors Who Have Had Contact With Law Enforcement and to Plaintiffs of PFA Orders Issued in Centre County to Identify Additional Follow-up Needs. Assists Victims with Preparation and Support During the Investigative Process and Prosecution of DefendantsCentreCentre County Women's Resource Center Counseling and AdvocacyCentre County Women's Resource Center
County of Berks - Protection from Abuse- PFADomestic violence protection requests/petitions. Protection order coordination. Emergency PFAs can be obtained from Reading Central Court on 1st Floor of courthouse after 7:00pm and on weekends.BerksServices CenterCounty of Berks
Crisis Center North24-hour domestic violence crisis hotline, legal and medical advocacy, individual and group counseling, case management, adolescent and child counseling, and information and referral. Community education/prevention program.AlleghenyCrisis Center NorthCrisis Center North
HAVIN, Inc. ( Helping All Victims in Need )Provides services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Services include shelter, crisis hotline, advocacy and accompaniment, transportation to shelter, education, and outreach. All services are free and confidential.ArmstrongHAVIN, Inc.Helping All Victims In Need (HAVIN, Inc)
Helping All Victims In Need Legal and Medical Advocacy for Victims of Domestic Violence/Sexual AssaultProvides legal and medical advocacy assistance with protection from abuse orders for victims of domestic and sexual assault.ArmstrongLegal and Medical Advocacy for Victims of Domestic Violence/Sexual AssaultHelping All Victims In Need (HAVIN, Inc)
Laurel Legal Services - Armstrong CountyProvides free civil legal representation to low-income clients. Cases handled include- family, consumer and housing law, and public benefits within program priorities. LLS assists survivors of domestic violence in Protection From Abuse actions without regard to income.ArmstrongLaurel Legal ServicesLaurel Legal Services
Laurel Legal Services - Cambria CountyProvides free civil legal representation to low-income clients. Cases handled include family, consumer and housing law and public benefits within program priorities. LLS assists survivors of domestic violence in Protection From Abuse actions without regard to income.CambriaLaurel Legal ServicesLaurel Legal Services
Laurel Legal Services - Clarion CountyProvides free civil legal representation to low-income clients. Cases handled include family, consumer and housing law and public benefits within program priorities. LLS assists survivors of domestic violence in Protection From Abuse actions without regard to income.ClarionLaurel Legal ServicesLaurel Legal Services
Laurel Legal Services - Indiana CountyProvides free civil legal representation to low-income clients. Cases handled include family, consumer and housing law, emergency child custody cases, utility cut offs, eviction, mortgage foreclosure and tax sale; and public benefits within program priorities. LLS assists survivors of domestic violence in Protection From Abuse actions without regard to income.IndianaLaurel Legal ServicesLaurel Legal Services
Laurel Legal Services - Jefferson CountyProvides free civil legal representation to low-income clients. Cases handled include family, consumer and housing law and public benefits within program priorities. LLS assists survivors of domestic violence in Protection From Abuse actions without regard to income.JeffersonLaurel Legal ServicesLaurel Legal Services
Laurel Legal Services - Westmoreland CountyProvides free civil legal representation to low-income clients. Cases handled include family, consumer and housing law and public benefits within program priorities. LLS assists survivors of domestic violence in Protection From Abuse actions without regard to income.WestmorelandLaurel Legal ServicesLaurel Legal Services
Legal Advocacy - Women In NeedProvides advocacy and accompaniment through the criminal and civil court system. In criminal court, WIN Legal Advocates assist victims as they go through different court proceedings, explaining court procedures and informing them about the progress of their case. The Legal Advocates can also assist victims through the criminal process by accompanying them to the Police Department and/or District Attorney's Office. In addition to criminal court accompaniment, Legal Advocates are also available to assist victims of abuse in completing a Protection from Abuse Order, or PFA. The advocates work through the PFA questionnaire with the victims, assist them in scheduling an appointment with the attorney to complete the PFA paperwork, and advocate for them through the civil proceeding in PFA court.FranklinWomen In Need - ChambersburgWomen In Need - Chambersburg
Luzerne County Sheriff Office (Hazleton Office)Duties of the Sheriff * To enforce all orders of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas * To serve bench warrants, civil writs and protection from abuse orders * To conduct levies, sales of personal property and real estate * To provide security and protection for court related functions and all county facilities * To transport prisoners to and from county, state, and federal institutions for court appearances * To arrest violators of the law and fugitives * To assist other law-enforcement agencies in the county * To assist in special law-enforcement efforts such as Central Booking, DUI roving and saturations patrols, and community events * To issue Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms and Licenses to Sell FirearmsLuzerneLuzerne County Sheriff OfficeLuzerne County Court System
Luzerne County Sheriff Office (Wilkes-Barre Office)Duties of the Sheriff * To enforce all orders of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas * To serve bench warrants, civil writs and protection from abuse orders * To conduct levies, sales of personal property and real estate * To provide security and protection for court related functions and all county facilities * To transport prisoners to and from county, state, and federal institutions for court appearances * To arrest violators of the law and fugitives * To assist other law-enforcement agencies in the county * To assist in special law-enforcement efforts such as Central Booking, DUI roving and saturations patrols, and community events * To issue Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms and Licenses to Sell FirearmsLuzerneLuzerne County Sheriff OfficeLuzerne County Court System
Neighborhood Legal Services Association - AlleghenyNeighborhood Legal Services Association (NLSA) provides free civil legal services to low income individuals and families without the means to hire a private attorney. Provides representation to survivors of domestic violence in Protection from Abuse proceedings. May provide direct representation, advice, assistance in self-representation, brief service/limited legal assistance or referral to a private attorney (including free and reduced-fee), depending on case. Provides community education on legal topics. Free interpretation services are provided to those with limited English abilities and the hearing-impaired. While NLSA does not provide assistance with Veterans' Benefits, they can provide legal assistance to eligible veterans who are having problems with their housing, utilities, or other issues within NLSA's priorities. Please contact the Veterans Leadership Program to obtain a referral.AlleghenyNeighborhood Legal Services AssociationNeighborhood Legal Services Association
Neighborhood Legal Services Association - BeaverNeighborhood Legal Services Association (NLSA) provides free civil legal services to low income individuals and families without the means to hire a private attorney. May provide direct representation, advice, assistance in self-representation, brief service/limited legal assistance or referral to a private attorney (including free and reduced-fee), depending on case. Provides community education on legal topics. Free interpretation services are provided to those with limited English abilities and the hearing-impaired. While NLSA does not provide assistance with Veterans' Benefits, we can provide legal assistance to eligible veterans who are having problems with their housing, utilities, or other issues within NLSA's priorities. Please contact the Veterans Leadership Program to obtain a referral.BeaverNeighborhood Legal Services AssociationNeighborhood Legal Services Association
Neighborhood Legal Services Association - ButlerNeighborhood Legal Services Association (NLSA) provides free civil legal services to low income individuals and families without the means to hire a private attorney. May provide direct representation, advice, assistance in self-representation, brief service/limited legal assistance or referral to a private attorney (including free and reduced-fee), depending on case. Provides community education on legal topics. Free interpretation services are provided to those with limited English abilities and the hearing-impaired. While NLSA does not provide assistance with Veterans' Benefits, we can provide legal assistance to eligible veterans who are having problems with their housing, utilities, or other issues within NLSA's priorities. Please contact the Veterans Leadership Program to obtain a referral.ButlerNeighborhood Legal Services AssociationNeighborhood Legal Services Association
Neighborhood Legal Services Association - LawrenceNeighborhood Legal Services Association (NLSA) provides free civil legal services to low income individuals and families without the means to hire a private attorney. May provide direct representation, advice, assistance in self-representation, brief service/limited legal assistance or referral to a private attorney (including free and reduced-fee), depending on case. Provides community education on legal topics. Free interpretation services are provided to those with limited English abilities and the hearing-impaired. While NLSA does not provide assistance with Veterans' Benefits, we can provide legal assistance to eligible veterans who are having problems with their housing, utilities, or other issues within NLSA's priorities. Please contact the Veterans Leadership Program to obtain a referral.LawrenceNeighborhood Legal Services AssociationNeighborhood Legal Services Association
Northwestern Legal Services - Bradford OfficeProvides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving public benefits, housing, family law, employment, education, and consumer law.McKeanNorthwestern Legal ServicesNorthwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services - Crawford OfficeProvides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving - Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.CrawfordNorthwestern Legal ServicesNorthwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services - Erie Office / Central IntakeProvides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving - Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.ErieNorthwestern Legal ServicesNorthwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services - Mercer CountyProvides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving - Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.MercerNorthwestern Legal ServicesNorthwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services - Venango CountyProvides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving - Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.VenangoNorthwestern Legal ServicesNorthwestern Legal Services
Northwestern Legal Services - Warren OfficeProvides free legal representation to low income people with civil legal problems. Free legal aid may be provided in cases involving - Public Benefits, Housing, Family Law, Employment & Education, and Consumer Law.WarrenNorthwestern Legal ServicesNorthwestern Legal Services
PFA Office of Luzerne CountyA PFA order is a civil court petition designed to place restrictions on an abuser, such as a prohibition of any contact, and penalize them for violations with fines, probation or jail time. A person can file a "no hit" PFA, which would levy penalties if the abuser harasses, threatens, or touches them, or a full "no contact" PFA that restricts any contact whatsoever.LuzernePFA Office of Luzerne County CourtsLuzerne County Court System
Safe Home, YWCA Hanover•24 hour Confidential Hotline (717)632-0007 •Referrals made for Temporary or Emergency Safe Shelter
Please, note: Safe Home is not a shelter in itself. •Legal Advocacy, including assistance with filing a Protection From Abuse Order •Coordination with other social service agencies that may provide assistance with health, finances, housing, drug/alcohol treatment, support groups, children's services, employment/training, food, furniture, clothing, and more •Referral and Support •Child Therapy •W.E.A.V.E. (Women's Empowerment Against Violent Environments), an Adult Support Group with Free Child Care during group •Community Education for all groups, includes Educational Speakers and/or age-appropriate Outreach Materials •Volunteer Opportunities (717)637-2125 x 241 •Accompaniment and/or Transportation to Appointments/Hearings, including civil and criminal hearings •Options Counseling and Crisis Response •Free childcare if it is needed during a court hearing or legal appointment •Needed items, including dead bolts, peep holes, and emergency cell phones •Servicios en español
YorkYWCA HanoverYWCA Hanover
Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services - Fayette CountyHelps low-income citizens with a variety of civil legal problems, especially those of an emergency nature. Works with clients to improve their ability to be self-sufficient through obtaining and/or enforcing their right to necessary economic, employment, housing, medical and other public resources. Legal services include family law, consumer law, housing, Protection From Abuse, public benefits and unemployment compensation, and mortgage foreclosure avoidance.FayetteSouthwestern Pennsylvania Legal ServicesSouthwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services
Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services - Greene CountyHelps low-income citizens with a variety of civil legal problems, especially those of an emergency nature. Works with clients to improve their ability to be self-sufficient through obtaining and/or enforcing their right to necessary economic, employment, housing, medical and other public resources. Legal services include family law, consumer law, housing, Protection From Abuse, public benefits and unemployment compensation, and mortgage foreclosure avoidance.GreeneSouthwestern Pennsylvania Legal ServicesSouthwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services
Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services - Somerset CountyHelps low-income citizens with a variety of civil legal problems, especially those of an emergency nature. Works with clients to improve their ability to be self-sufficient through obtaining and/or enforcing their right to necessary economic, employment, housing, medical and other public resources. Legal services include family law, consumer law, housing, Protection From Abuse, public benefits and unemployment compensation, and mortgage foreclosure avoidance.SomersetSouthwestern Pennsylvania Legal ServicesSouthwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services
Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services - Washington CountyHelps low-income citizens with a variety of civil legal problems, especially those of an emergency nature. Works with clients to improve their ability to be self-sufficient through obtaining and/or enforcing their right to necessary economic, employment, housing, medical and other public resources. Legal services include family law, consumer law, housing, Protection From Abuse, public benefits and unemployment compensation, and mortgage foreclosure avoidance.WashingtonSouthwestern Pennsylvania Legal ServicesSouthwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services
The Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County24 hour hotline, temporary emergency shelter for individuals fleeing abuse, transitional housing apartments with residency for up to two years, Protection From Abuse (PFA) screenings and accompaniment, individual and group counseling and workshops for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, 24-hour medical and legal advocacy and accompaniment. System and individual advocacy, assistance to victims of juvenile offenders, assistance to victims of other serious crimes with emphasis on the elderly. Community education including a speakers bureau for groups, churches, civic organizations and others, prevention education in all nine county schools, training for professionals.LawrenceThe Crisis Shelter of Lawrence CountyThe Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County
Victim Outreach Intervention Center ( VOICe )Provides free and confidential services to individuals and families who are survivors of crime. Services include emergency shelter and crisis services, transitional and supportive housing, medical and legal advocacy, civil legal representation, counseling for adults and children, and an intervention program for batterers targeted at changing the beliefs and attitudes that perpetuate domestic violence.ButlerVictim Outreach Intervention Ctr. (VOICe)Victim Outreach Intervention Center (VOICe)
Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh Legal AdvocacyWC&S’ Legal Advocacy Department assists with Protection From Abuse (PFA) orders and provides free and confidential court accompaniment, support, information, and advocacy as victims progress through the legal system.AlleghenyLegal AdvocacyWomen's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
Women's Center of Beaver County - Medical and Legal AdvocacyProvide 24 hour helpline, counseling, emergency shelter, court and hospital accompaniment, support groups, adult, professionals and children’s educational programs, children’s counseling and therapy services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. No cost services.BeaverWomen's Center of Beaver CountyWomen's Center of Beaver County
Your Safe Haven Inc. Protective/Restraining OrdersProvides assistance to people who need to obtain legal protection to prevent harassment, stalking or violenceBedfordYour Safe HavenYour Safe Haven Inc.
YWCA Northcentral PA - Wise OptionsYWCA's Wise Options is a safe haven for those dealing with domestic violence and abuse and sexual assault. They offer emergency shelter and transportation for women and their children, and a separate emergency shelter for men and their children. Trained staff and volunteers provide immediate support and information to help clients with crisis and offer follow-up assistance to cope with ongoing related issues. Wise Options is the contact for filing Protection From Abuse orders (PFA)s. Wise Options also offers hospital and court accompaniment. Individual and group counseling are provided for adults and children, as well as domestic violence support groups and community education.LycomingYWCA Northcentral PennsylvaniaYWCA

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