Civil protective orders are a low cost, effective solution in either stopping or significantly reducing partner violence for women. While all women benefit from civil protective orders, this brief finds there are greater obstacles to enforcement in rural places, which result in less benefit for rural than urban women. The authors suggest that policies and services should be tailored to address community-specific barriers and differences such as hours of access, time it takes to obtain or serve an order, and access to information about the process.
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Logan, T. K. and Walker, Robert, "Civil protective orders effective in stopping or reducing partner violence: challenges remain in rural areas with access and enforcement" (2011). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. Paper 131.
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