PFA Filings Have Increased in PA

October 19, 2018 - 11:34 am

Following a steady decline in the statewide number of new protection from abuse (PFA) filings, Pennsylvania has seen a 5 percent increase in PFA filings from 2014 to 2017. Included in the top 10 counties with the highest number of PFA filings is Luzerne County with just over 13hundred cases in 2017.  A PFA is a civil order that helps protect victims of domestic violence, providing relief from abuse by an intimate partner, dating partner or family member.  The information is available on


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