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Updated: 
March 4, 2019

Am I eligible to file for a protection from sexual violence or intimidation order?

To get a protection from sexual violence or intimidation order, you must show that you have been the victim of sexual violence or intimidation by someone who is not a family/household member or someone with whom you had a prior intimate relationship.  For the definitions of sexual violence and intimidation, see What is the legal definition of sexual violence and intimidation?

If you are a victim of sexual violence or intimidation by a current/former intimate partner or family/household member, then you may qualify for a protection from abuse order.1

1 42 Pa.C.S. § 62A03