Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPOs) are provided for in the Chapter on domestic violence of the Crime and Security Act (2010).
From 30 June 2011 to 30 June 2012, DVPOs will be piloted for one year in three police force areas - West Mercia, Wiltshire and Greater Manchester Police.
The government is strengthening the protection available to victims by enabling the police to apply for a DVPO which, if made by the Magistrates Court, may require the alleged perpetrator to not contact the victim or return to the victim's address for a minimum of 14 days and maximum of 28 days.
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