I have a history of abuse with my USC husband and I have proof. We have a son. I actually managed to leave him after he threaten me with a knife. I have a restraining order but no police reports. Many of the immigration/vawa clinics don't want to help me because they say a police report is a must. I'm really sad, how can I pursue this if I have no police report, is it necessary? Thank you.
A police report is NOT required, but it helps... a lot
If you can prove abuse in other ways, such as through restraining order and other court documents, you may be successful. Hire a lawyer if you can. Many take VAWA cases pro bono or "low bono".. best of luck
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There are ways to get around the police report. You should definitely retain an attorney for this application, though. Best of luck!
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I agree with my colleagues.
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