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PPO 101: Basic Introduction to Personal Protection Orders (Part One of PPO University: A Five-Part Webinar Series for Advocates)
Presented by Michigan Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention and Treatment Board (MDVSAPTB) and the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCEDSV)

Monday, December 10, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Time Zone: America/Detroit
Local Time: Monday, December 10, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This webinar is the first of a 5-part series. It will provide a basic introduction to Michigan personal protection orders (PPOs), covering the following topics:

  1. PPOs as a tool for empowerment
  2. Basic features of PPOs
    • Types of PPOs
    • Petitioner/respondent relationships
    • Minors
    • Relief the court can provide
    • Behavior that can be restrained
    • Choosing the right form


Faculty for this webinar are:

Mary Lovik, J.D., has been a member of the MDVSAPTB staff since 2001, and serves as its Legal Director. Ms. Lovik’s duties include providing technical assistance to various governmental agencies in developing legislative and policy initiatives affecting survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Prior to joining the MDVSAPTB staff, Ms. Lovik served as Publications Administrator at the Michigan Judicial Institute, where she authored and oversaw production of judicial benchbooks and other instructional materials for state court judges and staff. She is the original author of the judicial benchbook, Domestic Violence: A Guide to Civil & Criminal Proceedings, first published by the Michigan Judicial Institute in 1998. Ms. Lovik has also taught Domestic Violence Law as an adjunct professor at the Michigan State University College of Law

Kathy Hagenian is currently MCEDSV Executive Policy Director, a position she has held since August 1996. She is widely respected for her work with survivors, leadership in several legislative initiatives, participation in numerous multi-disciplinary task forces and workgroups, and expertise as a trainer. Ms. Hagenian has co-authored reports and manuals on domestic and sexual violence, including, Fighting for Justice for Battered Women: A Law and Advocacy Manual, The Response to Sexual Assault: Removing Barriers to Services and Justice, and Confidentiality Policy Considerations and Recommendations: A Resource Manual for Michigan Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Programs.


Future webinars in this series:

Sessions 2-5 of this webinar series will be scheduled  in 2013. Participation in the PPO 101 webinar will be helpful for individuals interested in attending future sessions, but is not required for them. Information about future sessions will be posted on the MCEDSV website within the “Trainings” section as it becomes available. Please check back frequently at: Select “next four months” from the dropdown field “Date Range”


Upcoming topics for this webinar series include:

  • PPO 201: Petitioning for a PPO (Rebecca Shiemke, J.D., Managing Attorney, Family Law Project of Legal Services of South Central Michigan)
  • PPO 301: Managing the PPO after Issuance (Lore Rogers, J.D., Project Manager, MDVSAPTB and Kathy Hagenian, MCEDSV Executive Policy Director)
  • PPO 401: PPO Violations (Hon. Carol Hackett Garagiola, Chief Judge, Livingston County Probate Court)
  • PPO 1001 (Graduate level): Advanced Problems - (All faculty)


Who Should Attend This Series?

  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocates, Legal Advocates, Counselors and Social Workers


Fees and CEUs:

  • Fees: No registration fee
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): $15.00 for members and $30.00 for non-member/lapsed memberships
  • For CEUs for this webinar, please contact Erin Nausieda via email for a payment link


Registration  Information and Webinar Location:

  • Click here to register now
  • Final registration deadline: Thursday, December 6
  • A link to the webinar location ( and participant materials will be included in the registration confirmations sent to participants prior to the training



  • Contact Sarah Jarous, Training & Events Coordinator at 517-347-7000 x30 or via email.


System Requirements to use Go-To-Meeting webinar software:

  • PC-based attendees- Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
  • Macintosh®-based attendees- Required: Mac OS®, X 10.5 or newer


The PPO University Series has been planned by staff from the MDVSAPTB and MCEDSV. Funding for the series is provided by the MDVSAPTB.



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