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Do Protection From Abuse Orders Work?

Violence preventionThe recent murder-suicide in Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania, of Stacey Pennington, a Mount Gretna business owner, and her ex-boyfriend, Patrick Lynn Derr, who she had obtained a Protection from Abuse Order (PFA) against last December, has again sparked controversy over PFAs; namely, do they work? Ellen Kramer, legal director for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) answers with a resounding yes, stating “protective orders do work, but sadly it did not in this case.” Continue Reading