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Suffolk program offers new tools against domestic violence : Victims can request orders of protection electronically Individuals can speak to judges via video conference

Feb 03, 2017 - Newsday (New York)

Victims of domestic violence seeking temporary orders of protection in Suffolk can submit requests electronically and speak to judges via video conference under a new program, officials said Thursday.

With the help of advocates and attorneys, individuals who suffer from domestic abuse can ask for orders of protection from remote sites, including shelters, hospitals, senior centers, and the First Precinct in West Babylon.

"So, as a pilot project, the services currently being offered i...