Roads to Peace Legal Advocacy

At the shelter, a Legal Advocate is available to assist with legal options and to provide information concerning Protection from Abuse orders, also known as a PFA’s.  If you would like us to advocate for you, please call the hotline and we can walk you through the options listed below. Our main goal is to help keep you safe:

What is a Protection from Abuse Order?

A Protection From Abuse Order (PFA) is ...

A Sexual Violence Protection Order (SVPO) is ...

Emergency Order (After hours and weekends)

  • You must make a call to the Communications Center (570-725-3501) and ask for the District Magistrate on-call.

  • The Magistrate will meet you at his office to hear the complaint.

  • If awarded, the PFA would be in effect until the next business day the Court House is open.

Temporary Order

  • You will need to complete a Pro-Se order form available at the Court House.  The Judge will review and sign the order (to their findings)

  • The order is in effect until the final hearing.

Final hearing

  • You will have to give testimony before the County Judge.

  • If awarded, the PFA would be in effect for 1-3 years.


Clinton County Courthouse

230 East Water Street

Lock Haven, PA 17745

(570) - what phone number to use? - ask SD

Directions to courthouse

How can the Roads to Peace help with PFA’s?

Trained Advocates can:

  • Sit with you and talk about options and safety.

  • Provide the necessary paperwork or the Pro-Se PFA paperwork and enter it onto the Protection from Abuse Database system.

  • Accompany you to the courthouse.

  • Assist in obtaining legal representation for the final PFA hearing.  If funds allow.

  • Accompany you to the final hearing.

  • Attend hearings with you if criminal charges are associated with the PFA.

  • Support you and the decisions you make.

Clinton County, PA

Magisterial District Judges

Honorable Judge

Keith G. Kibler

Magisterial District Court 25-3-01

301 Frederick St. Suite 100
Lock Haven, PA 17745
(570) 893-4086
(570) 893-4060 Fax

Honorable Judge

John W. Maggs

Magisterial District Court 25-3-02

385 Beech Creek Ave, P.O. Box 174
Mill Hall, PA 17751
(570) 726-4064
(570) 726-7920 Fax

Honorable Judge

Frank P. Mills

Magisterial District Court 25-3-03

112 Ninth Street
Renovo, PA 17764
(570) 923-9931
(570) 923-1218 Fax