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Protection From Abuse

Protection From Abuse

Protection From Abuse (PFA) is a civil order of the court available to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. It prohibits the offender from abusing, stalking, harassing, threatening or attempting to cause bodily injury to the victim. 


Protection From Abuse Office
Physical Location: 1st Floor Services Center 
Mailing Address Only: 4th Floor 
633 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601

Phone: 610-478-6208 ext. 5701 / ext. 5702
Fax: 610-478-4995


The PFA FILING hours are 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and the PFA Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

After PFA filing hours, PFA staff can assist you with applying for an Emergency PFA from your local Magisterial District Judge or you can go to Reading Central Court on the 1st floor of the Courthouse after 7:00 p.m. weekdays and on weekends or holidays.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Obtain a PFA in Berks County