COVID-19 Quarantine Does Not Negate Domestic Violence Protection! Click For More Information!


An important message from Assistant District Attorney Susan Ellison, Supervisor of the Special Victim's Unit of the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office: Quarantine with family members does not mean that family and intimate partner crimes of violence or sexual abuse will not be investigated.  If you or a member of your family are in danger, call for help!  It is recommended that the appropriate police agency be contacted, but if you don’t feel safe enough to do that now, there are agencies who can help. 

Applying for a Protection From Abuse Order is considered an emergency legal matter.  The Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas is open for new petitions until 1:30 PM every weekday.  Tell the deputy sheriff at the main door security point that you want to apply for a PFA.  For more information and instructions, please call the Office of Bail Administration at 717-295-3584 or the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic at 717-291-5826.

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MEDIA POST CONTACT: Sergeant Michael T. Piacentino, W: 717-569-6401 Ext: 1583, C: 717-340-2130,