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