Handy ‘Hope Cards’ now avail­able for hold­ers of pro­tec­tive or­ders

Rappahannock News - - FRONT PAGE - By John Mccaslin Rap­pa­han­nock News staff

Ask any pe­ti­tioner in Rap­pa­han­nock County with a pro­tec­tive or­der against a per­pe­tra­tor and they will tell you how tough it is to carry around the pa­per­work.

“We ask peo­ple to carry their pro­tec­tive or­ders with them wher­ever they go but it’s a three-page letter-sized doc­u­ment, which is dif­fi­cult,” says Rap­pa­han­nock Ju­ve­nile and Do­mes­tic Re­la­tions Court Judge Melissa Cupp. “I would pre­fer for them to carry the pa­per so they have it, but the re­al­ity is that’s very dif­fi­cult to do. But this is some­thing you put into your wal­let and carry with you and you al­ways have it.”

Re­fer­ring to the durable, wal­let-sized, easyto-read Hope Card, first in­tro­duced in Pu­laski County and de­signed for the con­ve­nience of pe­ti­tion­ers by list­ing the ma­jor per­ti­nent provi-

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