Stopping Domestic Violence
- How to Stop Domestic Violence
A guide to what you can do to help stop domestic violence and protect you and your family. In this section, you’ll find information on temporary restraining orders, obtaining a court order, and more.
- Filing a Domestic Violence Lawsuit
Victims of domestic violence often bring a civil suit in addition to criminal proceedings in order to receive compensation for their injuries. This section offers information on things to consider before filing a suit, how to get legal help, and more.
- Domestic Violence FAQ
Answers to frequently asked questions about domestic violence. Learn about what constitutes domestic violence, legal remedies to abuse, child neglect law, and where to turn if you’ve been the victim of domestic violence.
- Orders of Protection and Restraining Orders
A look at orders of protection and what they can do to help protect you from domestic violence. This section provides information on the differences between orders of protection and restraining orders, the purposes they serve, and the consequences of violating an order.
- History of Police Responses
In the past, police typically treated cases of domestic violence as a low priority. Now, however, new laws have been passed, implementing mandatory arrest policies and harsher penalties for those accused of domestic violence.
- Where to Turn for Help
A guide to getting help in cases of domestic violence. Learn about the organizations and hotlines victims of domestic violence can to turn to for help and how to get in touch with them.