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Commonly Used Acronyms

APS: Adult Protective Services
Bi: Bisexual
BIP: Batterer Intervention Program (52 week, 16 week)
CPO: Criminal Protective Order
CPS: Child Protective Services
CSEC: Commercially Sexually Exploited Children
DA: District Attorney
DV: Domestic Violence
EPRO: Emergency Protective Restraining Order
ESL: English as a Second Language
FJC: Family Justice Center
FVC: Family Violence Center
FVPSA: Family Violence Prevention and Services Act
GSM: Gender and Sexual Minorities
HT: Human Trafficking
IPV: Intimate Partner Violence
LAP: Lethality Assessment Protocol
LE: Law Enforcement
LEP: Limited English Proficient
LGBTQ: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer
MSM: men who have sex with men
PC: Peaceful Contact Order
PO: Probation Officer
RO: Restraining Order
SA: Sexual Assault
SART: Sexual Assault Response Team
SP: Safety Plan
TDV: Teen Dating Violence
TRO: Temporary Restraining Order
T-visa: Immigration relief for victims of trafficking
U-Visa: Immigration relief for victims of crime
VAWA: Violence Against Women Act
VOCA: Victims of Crime Act
VWA: Victim Witness Assistance

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