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IPONDA: Iowa Protective Order Notification for Domestic Abuse Program

Authored By: Iowa Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning
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What is IPONDA?
IPONDA is a free, confidential and anonymous information and notification system that tracks the service and expiration of a protective order. IPONDA was created to provide information, notification, and peace of mind for petitioners who wish to know when their protective order is served or about to expire. 
 
What Does IPONDA Do?
IPONDA uses computer and telephone technology to automatically notify protected parties when their protective order has been served on the respondent and 30 days prior to protective order or no contact order expiration. 
 
How Does IPONDA Work?
IPONDA partners with the Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning (CJJP) to provide protective order service and expiration information in real-time to petitioners on protective orders and no contact orders.

You can register to receive telephone and/or email notifications from IPONDA on your protective order or no contact order. For information or to register, call the IPONDA toll-free line at 1-888-7-IAVINE (1-888-742-8463), or go to www.registervpo.com. Once a protective order is served or about to expire, IPONDA will automatically call or email you at the number or address provided.

DO NOT depend solely on IPONDA for protection from the respondent. If you feel you may be at risk, contact your local law enforcement agency or your local victim service program for immediate support or to develop a safety plan. 
 
This information is from the website of the Attorney General of the State of Iowa where you may find out more about IPONDA. Use the link below to go to that site.
 
  • Iowa Legal Aid provides help to low-income Iowans. 
    • To apply for help from Iowa Legal Aid:call 800-532-1275. 
    • Iowans age 60 and over, call 800-992-8161 or 
    • apply online at iowalegalaid.org
 
If Iowa Legal Aid cannot help, look for an attorney on “Find A Lawyer” on the Iowa State Bar Association website iowabar.org.   A private attorney there can talk with you for a fee of $25 for 30 minutes of legal advice.
 
*As you read this information, remember this article is not a substitute for legal advice. 
Last Review and Update: Aug 27, 2012
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