Protectiion From Abuse: Whats New in 2019

Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. presented this webinar entitled, Protection From Abuse: What’s New in 2019 on March 29, 2019 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Presenter: Laurie Baughman, MidPenn Legal Services

The webinar detailed the changes to Pennsylvania’s Uniform Firearms and Protection From Abuse Acts as a result of Act 79. These changes become effective on April 10, 2019. Specifically, Act 79 enhances the protections for victims of domestic violence especially for victims whose abusers have firearms.

The Act also removes the provision in the law that previously allowed family or friends of the abusive party to act as third-party safekeepers and hold the defendant’s weapons for the duration of the protective order.
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