What is a Domestic Violence Protection Notice (DVPN)?


A DVPN forbids the abuser from molesting you or from entering or coming within a certain distance of your home. It only applies if you are associated with the abuser (see Non-Molestation Order).

A senior police officer has the power to issue a DVPN if they have reasonable grounds to believe that there has been violence or threat of violence, and the DVPN is necessary to protect you.

The DVPN lasts for 48 hours.

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