New Research on Protection Orders and Intimate Partner Violence
Tuesday, June 1, 2004 3:55 PM

The April 2004 edition of the American Journal of Public Health featured the results of an 18-month study of 150 women in the state of Texas (USA) who qualified for a two-year protection order against an intimate partner.  The study demonstrates that "[a]bused women who apply and qualify for a 2-year protection order, irrespective of whether or not they are granted the order, report significantly lower levels of violence during the subsequent 18 months."  The study results show a significant decrease in threats of assault, physical assault, stalking and worksite harassment over time among all women studied.

For more information about orders for protection, please see the full text of this article that may be purchased here and the section of this website entitled Domestic Violence Explore the Issue: Orders for Protection.