Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO)

An order that helps the police and magistrates’ courts to put in place protection in the aftermath of a domestic abuse incident. It is used where there is insufficient evidence to charge a perpetrator and give protection to a victim via bail conditions. A DVPO can prevent the perpetrator from returning to a residence and from having contact with the victim for up to 28 days. This gives the victim an opportunity to consider their options and get the support and guidance they need from a dedicated domestic abuse service.

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