In Washington State a call to police regarding an allegation of domestic violence can lead to significant and immediate consequences consequences that may never have been intended by the 911 caller... more
The State of New Jersey provides temporary and final restraining orders to protect victims of domestic violence. A temporary restraining order (TRO) can be issued upon showing probable cause that an... more
President Obama recently signed into law the Federal Violence Against Women Act of 1994, which expands protections for women who become victims to domestic violence.
The Federal Violence Against... more
What is a Protection From Abuse Order?
In Pennsylvania, a victim of domestic violence can file for a Protection From Abuse (PFA) Order. A PFA is also known as a "stay away" order or a "restraining... more
Checklist: How to Help Protect Pets and Service Animals from Domestic Abuse
The following tips may help protect your pets from the horrors ofdomestic violence:
Notice warning signs.Historic hitting,... more
California laws define domestic violence as violence against someone whom the offenderhas domestic ties with. It could be anyone that is living in a home, whether this is a partner, an elder or... more
Restraining orders are an important instrument in serious domestic violence situations; however, they can be taken out against someone based on false allegations. If a restraining order was taken out... more