U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Civil Protection Order Enforcement

T.K. Logan, Professor, University of Kentucky; Bernie Auchter, senior social science analyst, Violence and Victimization Research Division, Office of Research and Evaluation, National Institute of Justice; Teri Faragher, M.S.W., executive director, Domestic Violence Prevention Board, Lexington, Ky.

T.K. Logan discusses her study that looked at the impact of civil protective orders for domestic violence victims in five Kentucky jurisdictions. Civil protective orders, sometimes known as restraining orders, may cover various situations, such as ordering an assailant to avoid a victim's home and workplace or forbidding any contact with the victim, including by mail or telephone.

Date Published: October 1, 2009