Variation in State Laws on Access to Civil Protection Orders for Adolescents Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence
Authors: Avanda Adhia et al. Publication: January, 2020 This report, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, examines the availability of civil protection orders to minors in dating relationships across all 50 states and Washington, D.C. The authors find that while 48 states allow minors to obtain CPOs, only 14 states explicitly allow them to file for a protection order on their own behalf. Read more.