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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

Schedule 7: Domestic Violence Protection Notices and Orders

Schedule 7 of the Act contains provisions enabling the police with the power to issue a Domestic Violence Protection Notice (DVPN) and apply to the courts for a Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) for the purposes of protecting a victim of domestic violence where it has been assessed they may be at risk of immediate harm and danger.

The Schedule creates powers for the issue a DVPN; sets out the arrangements for breach of a notice; the application process for a DVPO; the conditions for and content of an order; what happens in the event of a breach of an order; and provisions for the remand of a person who breaches a notice or an order.

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